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Cairo Has A Lengthy TODO List

For those that may have some extra time over the summer months that are looking to get involved with some new open-source work and are looking for something that's high-profile but often overlooked, Cairo would be a great project.
21 May 2014 - Cairo - 1 Comment

Git 2.0 Is Nearly Ready For Release

Junio Hamano has announced the fourth Git 2.0.0 release candidate with an expectation of shipping the final version quite soon with no more development releases planned.
21 May 2014 - Git 2.0.0

New XFS Programs Update Supports New XFS On-Disk Format

After a year of development, xfsprogs 3.2.0 has been released as the latest version of the user-space program and other components for the XFS file-system. The big addition to xfsprogs 3.2.0 is supporting a new on-disk format.
16 May 2014 - xfsprogs 3.2 - 23 Comments

Reiser4 Gains Support For Discard On SSDs

Just yesterday I talked about Reiser4 being updated for Linux 3.14 and now supporting multiple transaction models. For the next Reiser4 patch release it looks like discard support will be added to the file-system.
7 May 2014 - Reiser4 - 16 Comments

Entangle Photo App Has Out A New Release

The Entangle open-source application for tethered camera control and capturing is out with a major release.
3 May 2014 - Entangle 0.6

SystemTap 2.5 Supports UEFI/SecureBoot & Other Features

SystemTap 2.5 is now available as the latest version of this open-source Linux software for being like DTrace in being able to dynamically trace and diagnose system issues.
30 April 2014 - SystemTap 2.5

Inkscape 0.91 Is Still Working Towards Its Major Feature Release

It's been a long time since the last major release of the Inkscape open-source vector graphics editor software, but the 0.91 release (formerly known as Inkscape 0.49) is still brewing and will be a very exciting release with a ton of new functionality.
28 April 2014 - Inkscape 0.91 - 16 Comments

NGINX Now Powering Nearly 150 Million Web Sites

NGINX, the popular lightweight web-server alternative to Apache, is reaching some impressive milestones.
25 April 2014 - NGINX - 2 Comments

NGINX 1.6 Brings SPDY 3.1 & Other New Features

The lightweight NGINX web server has released its major version 1.6 update.
24 April 2014 - NGINX - 1 Comment

Linux Foundation Announces A Core Infrastructure Initiative

The Linux Foundation has announced a multi-million dollar Core Infrastructure Initiative to fund critical open-source projects. The first project receiving money from this pool is OpenSSL.
24 April 2014 - Core Infrastructure - 17 Comments

Audacious 3.5 Lightweight Audio Player Released

Audacious, an open-source audio player derived from XMMS that aims to be lightweight yet advanced, is out with a major release.
23 April 2014 - Audacious - 11 Comments

Linux Foundation Shares More Details Of LinuxCon Chicago

At the end of August in Chicago will be the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon and CloudOpen at the Sheraton Chicago.
21 April 2014 - LinuxCon

Git 2.0 Test Releases Begin With Many Changes

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

Mono Brings C# To The PlayStation 4

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

Pass 1.5 Open-Source Password Manager Released

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

LibreOffice 4.2.3 Takes Care Of The Heartbleed Bug

Version 4.2.3 of the LibreOffice open-source office suite is now available.
11 April 2014 - LibreOffice - 7 Comments

MongoDB 2.6 Release Brings Extensive Changes

Version 2.6 of MongoDB represents the largest release yet of the open-source NoSQL database software.
8 April 2014 - MongoDB

LibreOffice Gains 3D Bar Shape Support

The latest feature of the LibreOffice open-source office suite is for creating 3D bar shapes.
8 April 2014 - 3D Bars - 4 Comments

The OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug Strikes The Internet

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

F2FS File-System Gains Large Directory Support, More Tuning

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

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