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Does The Display Server Matter? The Latest Mir vs. Wayland Argument

The latest argument within the open-source camp is whether the choice of the display server is still relevant in modern times of the Linux desktop, given the advancements of tool-kits and other components. Alas, it's another Mir vs. Wayland battle.
24 March 2014 - Mir vs. Wayland - 85 Comments

OpenGL Bindings Come To GNU's Guile Language

For users of Guile as the GNU extension language written around the Scheme programming language, there now exists OpenGL bindings.
23 March 2014 - Guile-OpenGL

Pitivi 0.93 Released

The Pitivi open-source video editor is coming close to version 1.0.
21 March 2014 - Pitivi

Musl 1.0.0 C Library Released

Version 1.0.0 of the musl libc library has been released.
20 March 2014 - musl - 8 Comments

Blender 2.70 Enhances Its UI, Cycles Rendering

Out today is another big update to the open-source Blender 3D animation software.
20 March 2014 - Blender 2.70 - 1 Comment

GNU Gets In The Music Production Business

The first official release of Cursynth was announced today, a GNU attempt at making a musical synthesizer.
18 March 2014 - Cursynth - 13 Comments

Updated GNU Framework Tries To Push "Free JavaScript"

Out this Sunday is a major update to GNU ease.js, which relicenses this JavaScript framework to the GPLv3 and has several other changes. GNU ease.js helps the Free Software Foundation's case for the "importance of free JavaScript" on the web.
16 March 2014 - GNU ease.js - 23 Comments

Blender Is Now Working On A Feature-Length Film

Gooseberry is the latest project by the Blender Foundation, the entity behind the popular open-source 3D animation software.
14 March 2014 - Gooseberry - 4 Comments

Systemd 211 Piles On More Changes

Not too long after systemd 210, the next systemd release is now available and with it comes plenty more changes.
11 March 2014 - systemd - 16 Comments

BlueZ 5.16 Continues Working On Android Support

The BlueZ Bluetooth Linux stack is out with a new release today.
11 March 2014 - BlueZ

The TvHeadend Project Might Be On Its Last Channel

The TvHeadend project is a long-standing TV streaming server for Linux, but its main developer may be fading out after not finding many contributions and new user engagement from the community.
6 March 2014 - TvHeadend - 13 Comments

Musl Libc 1.0 Is Going To Be Released Real Soon

I've been informed by the musl development camp that they intend to release version 1.0 of their standard C library in the next few weeks.
6 March 2014 - Musl - 15 Comments

PostgreSQL Gains Support For Logical Decoding

PostgreSQL has picked up a new feature of logical decoding.
4 March 2014 - PostgreSQL - 1 Comment

PulseAudio 5.0 Supports BlueZ 5, Native Log Target For Systemd

The latest version of the widely-used PulseAudio sound server is now available. With PulseAudio 5.0 comes new end-user features.
3 March 2014 - PulseAudio - 42 Comments

Systemd Gets A Stable Release Repository, Backports

Motivated in part by Debian switching to systemd and then Ubuntu switching to systemd, the systemd developers have now setup a stable repository for the widely-used init system for carrying back-ports to existing stable releases and sharing stable patches amongst package maintainers.
1 March 2014 - systemd - 65 Comments

Systemd 210 Already Has Many Changes Piled Up

It looks like the next release of systemd is already imminent after the major systemd 209 update.
24 February 2014 - systemd 210 - 12 Comments

Neovim: Rewriting & Modernizing The Vim Editor

Neovim is a new open-source text editor project that advertises itself as "vim's rebirth for the 21st century", a more modern version of the incredibly popular vim editor.
24 February 2014 - Neovim - 37 Comments

Systemd's Network Support Frustrating Some Users

The latest controversy within the systemd camp is the new networkd support that appeared in this week's systemd 209 release. It seems the new systemd-networkd is forced upon users by default and not everyone likes this approach.
21 February 2014 - systemd - 87 Comments

Sailfish OS 1.0 Announced, Sailfish Soon On Android

The Finnish-based Jolla has announced Sailfish OS 1.0 in time for Mobile World Congress and have also committed to soon delivering this mobile Linux OS to Android devices.
21 February 2014 - Sailfish 1.0 - 38 Comments

Linux Web Usage Almost Doubled, Now At ~2%?

A new report out from a major Internet advertising firm has shown the number of Linux devices almost doubling in the last quarter of 2013 and putting the Linux usage on the web at just under 2%.
20 February 2014 - Chitika - 81 Comments

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