At the end of March was a new release of ZFS On Linux, a kernel module implementation of the ZFS file-system for Linux, and it was declared ZFS On Linux is now ready for wide-scale deployments. With this release (ZOL/SPL v0.6.1), new benchmarks are being done to compare ZFS to popular Linux file-systems. In this article is a brief preview against EXT4.
When earlier this week delivering Btrfs benchmarks with various mount options for tuning the next-generation Linux file-system, some Linux users were hoping to see other file-systems tossed into the test mix too for reference. Here's those numbers.
Version 1.0.27 of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) has been released for Linux desktop users worldwide.
PHP 5.5 Beta 3 was released today wotj a few bug-fixes and other minor changes. To complement the PHP benchmarks earlier this week, here are some benchmarks of the forthcoming PHP 5.5.
Released last month by Facebook was their open-source HipHOp "HHVM" 2.0 virtual machine. Benchmarks of HHVM at Phoronix show that the code does live up to Facebook's performance claims.
With version 5.5 of the common PHP server-side language due for release soon, here's some interesting benchmarks showing off the performance of PHP 5.5 compared to the earlier 5.4, 5.3, and 5.2 releases of this popular scripting language.
DarkTable, one of the leading open-source programs for dealing with photography workflow and RAM image handling, has reached version 1.2. DarkTable 1.2 brings with it many features to benefit the open-source photographer.
The OpenShot Video Editor now has a new video/audio timeline that will be introduced in the next version of this popular open-source Linux video application. Here's some details.
After it was reported this morning that Mozilla is developing a new web-browser engine (Servo) and then Google is forking WebKit (Blink), Opera has confirmed they too will be using Google's Blink engine fork of WebKit.
After a half-decade in development, VDR 2.0 has been released of this open-source video recording and playback software.
C++14 is the next update to the C++ programming language. While only considered a minor update over C++11, it will bring with it several new features.
The Hispalinux Spanish Linux association has filed a complaint against Microsoft with the European Union over the UEFI SecureBoot.
Terminology 0.3 has been released, which is the Enlightenment project's own terminal emulator built atop EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Library) components. Terminology is written from scratch and with its v0.3 release it boasts some truly original and innovative features for this terminal emulator. There's embedded support for previewing videos/images and other new inline capabilities.
Cairo-Dock 3.2 has been released and it improves multi-screen support for the animated application launch bar/dock. There's also a new applet and plug-in.
Collabora has announced the release of their GStreamer OpenMax IL wrapper plug-in for the GStreamer 1.x multimedia framework.
The first beta of PHP 5.5 was released, which marks the feature freeze for the scripting language. One major feature to PHP 5.5 is the introduction of the Zend Optimizer+ engine.
Mentioned a few times in recent months on Phoronix has been SDDM, a lightweight Qt/QML-based display manager. The good news now is that the Simple Desktop Display Manager has seen its first official release.
For those developers looking for a technical comparison between Qt's QML against the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), here's a comparison.
It's been a long-time coming, but the Linux port of the award-winning high-end Lightworks non-linear video editor is moving along.
With Canonical allocating its resources elsewhere, the Bazaar revision control system has fallen stagnant.
The high-end open-source audio workstation software Ardour is up to version 3.0. Ardour 3.0 features many improvements to this GPLv2+ software.
Being mentioned a few times recently by Phoronix readers has been Crouton, a new project that easily setup an Ubuntu chroot environment atop Google's Chrome/Chromium operating system.
The reverse-engineered Freedreno Gallium3D driver is now capable of running the GNOME Shell desktop.
The first Alpha SDK has been released for Sailfish, the mobile Linux operating system from Jolla, the company that was spawned from the original Nokia N9 team working on MeeGo back in the day.
Today marks the first tagged release of TinyCompress, a user-space library that takes advantage of ALSA Compressed APIs that were recently introduced in the mainline Linux kernel. This library allows for feeding compressed data like MP3 files directly to ALSA compressed audio devices. This allows for offloading more of the audio playback process to supported audio hardware.
Version 2.0.0 of the Ruby programming language has now been deemed stable.
As pointed out in the forums, the MINIX 3.2.1 micro-kernel operating system has been officially released.
Takashi Iwai has mailed in the sound updates for the Linux 3.9 kernel. This Git pull has the much anticipated HDA Intel audio re-work.
It's been two months since the release of Blender 2.65, but now Blender 2.66 has surfaced and it incorporates a whole lot of new functionality.
Xamarin, the company founded by Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza for driving the development of Mono, has introduced a new Integrated Development Environment (IDE). They have also introduced a Component Store and made other changes for what they are calling Xamarin 2.0.
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