With preparing for the upcoming release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.4-Hasvik I've been running through my validation tests on all supported versions of PHP going back to PHP 5.3 as well as HHVM. As part of that testing, I've been running my self-hosted tests of the major PHP release series once again up through PHP 7.1-dev. Here are those results if you are curious about some fresh PHP CLI benchmarks.
While we don't yet know the exact cause of the exodus happening at ownCloud Inc recently, there is a seemingly-related announcement that today the company has setup the ownCloud Foundation.
Something's happening at ownCloud Inc, the company behind this popular open-source alternative to Dropbox and other cloud hosting services.
Version 1.11 of the open-source, high-performance Nginx web-server is now available.
Yesterday marked the official start of the projects for this year's Google Summer of Code and the summer round of the Outreachy (formerly the Outreach Program for Women) projects.
For those using the open-source Roundcube software for your webmail needs, Roundcube 1.2 is now available as the latest stable version.
PHP 7.1 is coming later this year as the first significant update to last year's PHP 7 release that delivered huge speed improvements.
SQLite 3.13 was released today as the newest version of this widely-used and relied upon embedded SQL database library.
The ZFS file-system upstream has offered native encryption support but unfortunately it came after ZFS was closed up by Oracle. The Illumos folks have been working on ZFS encryption while it looks like soon there will finally be encryption support available for ZFS On Linux.
PostgreSQL 9.6 is now up to its beta stage with a number of new features.
Over one decade after the Linux kernel abandoned BitKeeper as their source version control system and years after Git's continued widespread adoption, BitKeeper has finally been made open-source.
PostgreSQL 9.6 isn't being released until later this year, but with it moving along, the release notes are starting to be assembled for this next major update to this open-source SQL server implementation.
The Outreachy summer 2016 intern accepted projects/participants were announced at the end of April with the internship period running from the end of May through the end of August. Here are the accepted projects.
Version 1.10 of the Nginx high-performance web server was released this morning.
If you aren't excited by today's Firefox 46 release with GTK3 support but happen to be a fan of the up-and-coming, multi-platform Vivaldi web-browser, there is a new release on that front too.
The OBS Studio open-source software for screencasting and recording is now available as a major update.
For those using the popular, multi-platform open-source FileZilla FTP client, a new major release is available.
The Linux Foundation was hosting their "Vault" Linux storage and file-system conference the past two days in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Ceph 10.2.0 "Jewel" was announced today as their latest long-term stable release. Notable about Ceph 10.2.0 is that CephFS has been declared stable and production ready.
For those looking at making Python code execute even faster, PyPy 5.1 is now available as one of the alternative Python interpreters.
Firebird 3.0 was released this week as the newest version of this popular, open-source relational database system.
Vim 7.4 is still the latest stable series for this popular text editor, but Vim 8.0 development is being worked on and as implied by the version number will see a lot of new functionality.
POCL 0.13 was released today of the Portable Computing Language that continues striving for being an MIT-licensed, portable implementation of the OpenCL standard.
SQLite 3.12 was released today with performance enhancements and more.
Git 2.8.0 has been officially released today as the latest version of this widely-utilized distributed revision control system.
ReactOS, the open-source operating system aiming for binary compatibility with Windows drivers and programs, is adding ReiserFS support.
With companies like Google and Facebook having developed keystroke fingerprinting technology to identify users based upon how long they press keys on the keyboard and the time between key presses, this poses new challenges for those wanting to stay completely anonymous on the Internet. A developer is trying to come up with a solution down to the display server or kernel level.
For those relying upon the Samba open-source project as a SMB/CIFS implementation for being able to interact with file and print services from Microsoft Windows systems, Samba 4.4.0 is now available.
If you are a student looking to participate in this year's Google Summer of Code or a woman or other under-represented group in tech, the Outreachy deadline is too coming up.
OwnCloud 9.0 has been released today as "the biggest and most important ownCloud release so far with a ton of performance improvements, bug fixes, cleanup but also new features."
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