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Hot Relocation HDD To SSD Support For Btrfs

In working to enhance the performance of the Btrfs file-system in cases where certain data/files are frequently used, a set of patches for providing hot relocation support has been posted.
22 May 2013 - Hot Relocation System - 20 Comments

SQLite Now Faster With Memory Mapped I/O

SQLite 3.7.17 was released yesterday. What makes this new release of the popular lightweight SQL database software noteworthy is that it introduces support for memory-mapped I/O.
21 May 2013 - SQLite 3.7.17 - 5 Comments

Handbrake 0.9.9 Supports OpenCL Offloading

The Handbrake open-source video transcoder program now supports using OpenCL for accelerating certain operations along with introducing other new features to its brand new 0.9.9 release.
20 May 2013 - OpenCL Video - 19 Comments

PyPy 2.0 Python Alternative Released

Version 2.0 of PyPy, an alternative implementation of the Python language, has been released.
15 May 2013 - PyPy 2.0 - 11 Comments

Canonical Shows Mir, Unity-Next Running On MacBook Pro

A video has been posted to show off Unity-Next (Unity 8.x) running atop the Mir Display Server in its early development form atop an Apple Retina MacBook Pro with Intel HD graphics.
14 May 2013 - Ubuntu - 98 Comments

Mozilla Firefox 21 Hits The Web With New Features

While the official release announcement has not yet come down, as usual, the early binaries for the next Firefox release are now available. The Mozilla Firefox 21.0 release that's now available from FTP servers features numerous new features.
13 May 2013 - Firefox 21 - 28 Comments

Go 1.1 Language Brings Performance Improvements

After more than one year since the release of the Go 1.0 programming language by Google, Go 1.1 has been unveiled as the first major update to the programming language.
13 May 2013 - Go 1.1 - 12 Comments

Colord 1.0 Released To Manage Open-Source Colors

Colord 1.0.0 has been released as the system service/daemon that makes it easy and straight forward for managing/installing/creating color profiles for managing colors on Linux input and output devices.
13 May 2013 - Colord - 16 Comments

PostgreSQL 9.3 Props Up New Database Features

The first beta of the PostgreSQL 9.3 open-source database software is available. This beta release is feature-complete for PostgreSQL 9.3 with several major features.
13 May 2013 - PostgreSQL 9.3 - 10 Comments

The State Of PackageKit, AppStream, & Listaller

Matthias Klumpp has written about the current state of PackageKit, AppStream, and Listaller for cross-Linux distribution package management and installation.
12 May 2013 - PackageKit - 25 Comments

DRM Moves Ahead With HTML5 Specification

The W3C has decided to go ahead and publish the first public draft of the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a form of Digital Rights Management for HTML5.
11 May 2013 - DRM HTML5 - 111 Comments

FreeType 2.4.12 Features New CFF Engine

Last week Adobe open-sourced their CFF rasterizer engine -- in conjunction with Google -- for use by FreeType. Now FreeType 2.4.12 has been released to ship these CFF font improvements.
10 May 2013 - FreeType - 14 Comments

OpenNebula 4.0 Improves The Open-Source Cloud

OpenNebula 4.0 "Eagle" has been released as the latest major release of this popular, open-source cloud computing system.
9 May 2013 - OpenNebula 4.0

Blender 2.67 Brings Freestyle Rendering

The open-source 3D modelling software Blender has a new release out this afternoon and it brings with it some prominent changes.
7 May 2013 - Blender - 4 Comments

Cinnamon 1.8 Desktop Adds In New Features

Cinnamon, the popular GNOME Shell fork developed by the Linux Mint crew, has released a major update to their software stack.
6 May 2013 - Cinnamon 1.8 - 5 Comments

Audio Drivers Updated For The Linux 3.10 Kernel

The sound subsystem for the Linux kernel with the numerous hardware audio drivers have been updated for Linux 3.10.
3 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 - 3 Comments

phpMyAdmin 4.0 Release Kills Off The Tables

phpMyAdmin, the popular browser-based software for MySQL database administration, has hit a significant milestone with the release of phpMyAdmin 4.0.0.
3 May 2013 - phpMyAdmin 4.0 - 3 Comments

DRM Pull Request Submitted For Linux 3.10 Kernel

The DRM graphics driver pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.10 kernel.
3 May 2013 - DRM Pull - 3 Comments

Adobe Open-Sources CFF Rasterizer For FreeType

Adobe has open-sourced their advanced CFF rasterizer for the FreeType project. This Adobe contribution, along with the support of Google, will improve FreeType font rendering on Linux and other platforms.
2 May 2013 - Adobe - 21 Comments

OpenWrt 12.09 Brings Wireless Improvements

The popular Linux distribution for routers and other wireless/network devices, OpenWrt, has been christened by a new version. OpenWrt 12.09 "Attitude Adjustment" brings with it many new features.
30 April 2013 - OpenWrt - 4 Comments

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