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Junio Hamano has made for an exciting weekend with the announcement of Git 2.0.0-rc0, the first test release of the upcoming Git 2.0 release that will have features breaking backward compatibility with Git 1.x.
18 April 2014 - Git 2.0 - 2 Comments
For those wanting to work on console games in C#, Mono's PlayStation 4 support work appears to be progressing well.
14 April 2014 - Mono - 13 Comments
Version 1.5 of pass, the aptly named Unix standard password manager, has been released after about eighteen months of development.
13 April 2014 - Password - 4 Comments
Version 4.2.3 of the LibreOffice open-source office suite is now available.
11 April 2014 - LibreOffice - 7 Comments
Version 2.6 of MongoDB represents the largest release yet of the open-source NoSQL database software.
8 April 2014 - MongoDB
The latest feature of the LibreOffice open-source office suite is for creating 3D bar shapes.
8 April 2014 - 3D Bars - 4 Comments
As many Phoronix readers have already reported in, a very serious OpenSSL security vulnerability was discovered that allows for attackers to read memory in 64k memory chunks. A very serious bug in OpenSSL 1.0.1/1.0.2-beta is leaking information since the bug's introduction in 2011.
7 April 2014 - OpenSSL - 15 Comments
Samsung has made another feature-rich pull request for its Flash-Frienly File-System with new work that will be introduced in Linux 3.15.
7 April 2014 - Flash Friendly - 6 Comments
The lightweight Midori open-source web-browser was released this week for Linux systems.
6 April 2014 - Midori - 12 Comments
There's numerous new hardware drivers for the Linux 3.15 kernel when it comes to the media subsystem.
5 April 2014 - Video 4 Linux
Flourish, one of the few Linux conferences held in the Chicagoland area each year, is happening this weekend. To much sadness, Flourish 2014 isn't as exciting as past years.
5 April 2014 - Flourish - 1 Comment
Following Facebook's announcement of the Hack language and being one of the organizations backing the new WebScaleSQL, Facebook developers ended out last week by announcing Warp, their latest open-source contribution.
31 March 2014 - Warp - 20 Comments
MariaDB, one of the well known forks of MySQL, is out today with version 10 of its open-source database software.
31 March 2014 - MariaDB
A number of tech companies including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter announced WebScaleSQL on Thursday as a project that adapts MySQL to their massively bigger database needs.
28 March 2014 - WebScaleSQL - 9 Comments
Version 6.0.0 of the GNU Multiple Precision (GMP) Arithmetic Library has been released and it's landing heavy with new features.
26 March 2014 - GMP - 1 Comment
Last year we wrote of the Maxthon web-browser being ported to Linux and as of today the first official version is available to the public.
25 March 2014 - Maxthon - 10 Comments
In a sign of PostgreSQL trying to better compete against MongoDB with its "BSON" (binary JSON), PostgreSQL now has support for a binary JSON data type.
24 March 2014 - JSONB - 17 Comments
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
The Pitivi open-source video editor is coming close to version 1.0.
21 March 2014 - Pitivi
Version 1.0.0 of the musl libc library has been released.
20 March 2014 - musl - 8 Comments
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