Git 2.5.0 was officially released this afternoon.
HarfBuzz, the FreeDesktop.org font/text shaping library that's used by Pango, Qt, Firefox, Chromium, LibreOffice, and others, has reached version 1.0.
A new version is out of Lighttpd, the lightweight, performance-oriented web server. Like the stance of other web servers and browsers, SSL 3.0 support is being disabled by default.
It's been a very exciting month so far for Linux and open-source enthusiasts, but I'm hearing that at least one really exciting announcement may still make it out in the next week.
Version 3.3 of the CMake open-source, cross-platform build system is now available.
Junio Hamano announced the release on Tuesday for Git 2.5.0-rc3, which is made up of more than 500 commits since Git 2.4.0.
The Document Foundation announced this week that ODF (Open Document Format) v1.2 has been published as an international standard by the ISO/IEC.
Earlier this year pixar released a free, non-commercial version of Renderman, their photo-realistic 3D rendering software used within the company's animated movies. Coming out now thanks to work by Pixar and the community is a Blender-to-Renderman exporter plug-in.
The recent efforts of the LibreOffice GTK3 port is starting to pay off with this open-source office suite beginning to run on Wayland.
Software in the Public Interest (SPI), the organization that represents the finances for Arch Linux, Debian, FreeDesktop.org, and other countless other free software projects, has published their annual report that offers a glimpse into the financials of these open projects.
A major update is out to TigerVNC, the popular, open-source VNC software.
We heard another big OpenSSL vulnerability would be announced soon and today it's been made public: OpenSSL's latest "high" severity security vulnerability.
Bugzilla 5.0 was released this week as their "most exciting new version of Bugzilla in our history" and "our best release ever" after being in development for more than two years.
While more and more Linux distributions are making it easy from their installers to setup an encrypted root file-system, there's very few that go to the lengths of allowing an easy setup of an encrypted /boot partition.
OwnCloud, the AGPLv3-licensed cloud software similar to Dropbox, has made it up to version 8.1.
A few days ago Amazon revealed a project that they had been working on over the last few months: s2n. s2n is a new, open source, implementation of the TLS protocol.
There's been various one-time password features in the works for OpenLDAP -- the popular open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol -- in various code-bases while now within their mainline Git tree they have time-based one-time password (TOTP) support.
Now being half-way through the year, here's a look back at the most popular open-source/Linux news so far this year. There's been a lot of interesting events and releases happening so far in 2015 with Phoronix having published 1,577 original news stories (an average of nine per day) and 98 Linux hardware reviews / featured-length articles.
The huge release of the open-source Blender v2.75 3D modeling software is now available for all supported platforms.
ZFS On Linux, a native port of the ZFS file-system to the Linux kernel via out-of-tree modules, was updated last week.
OpenSSH 6.9 was released yesterday as the final step before the expected OpenSSH 7.0 release in late July.
For fulfilling your digital audio workstation needs on Linux, Ardour 4.1 was released this week with a horde of improvements.
Russia has named various open-source mobile, desktop, and server operating systems to substitute for vendor lock-in / proprietary software currently in use. Interestingly, besides Linux dominating the list, Russia has been evaluating ReactOS -- the project that's long been seeking to be an open-source implementation of Windows.
In an interesting move, Allwinner Technology is joining the Linux Foundation.
LibreOffice has enabled the building of GTK3+ support by default in its latest code, but don't get too excited quite yet.
Version 1.1-RC1 of the Calamares Linux distribution installer framework is now available. This distribution-independent installer has garnered the interest of Manjaro, Kubuntu, and others seeking to make a more unified, better Linux installer. With Calamares 1.1, more features are coming.
The Facebook team working on the HHVM project for being a faster PHP interpreter and powering their Hack language have just come out of a two-week, open-source performance lockdown. Over the past two weeks they focused on making strides to make HHVM's compelling performance even better.
This week besides readying the Phoronix Test Suite 5.8.0 release and the various benchmark articles in commemoration of Phoronix turning eleven years old (and PTS turning 7), I've also been working on adding some new tests. One of the new test profiles available for automated benchmarking is stress-ng.
A test build of Blender 2.75 was released this past week and it will be of interest to a lot of open-source designers and artists.
Following yesterday's LibreOffice 5.0 branching in Git, the first beta for LibreOffice 5.0 is now available for testing.
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