After writing earlier this week about DirectFB returning online after their project site disappeared, the lead developer has put out an update on the project.
PackPack is a new open-source (BSD-licensed) project for building RPM and Debian packages from Git repository software sources. PackPack leverages Docker containers, semantic versioning, and can interface with the Travis continuous integration software.
Version 4.13 of RPM package manager is now available.
Over one year after the DirectFB project site disappeared and the code just appearing on GitHub, they have a project site restored but the development still appears rather dormant.
cURL 7.51.0 was released today and while it does add some new features it does contain a number of active CVEs.
For fans of FreeDOS as an alternative to MS-DOS, the 1.2 Release Candidate is now available.
Lighttpd 1.4.42 was released this Sunday morning as the newest version of this open-source, lightweight HTTP web-server.
SQLite 3.15.0 is now available as the latest feature release of this widely-used, embed-able SQL database library.
While September was very exciting for Linux users, October is looking to be even more exciting with several open-source/Linux milestones expected before month's end.
Nmap 7.30 is now available as the project's latest stable release after a long run of beta versions incorporating new features into this open-source network mapper.
The PostgreSQL 9.6 database server is now officially released as the project's latest feature release.
SDL 2.0 point releases have ranged from being a few months apart to as much as two years apart. Fortunately, SDL 2.0.5 is now being put together for release just nine months after SDL 2.0.4.
PostgreSQL 9.6 is being prepared for release on 29 September as the database system's latest major update.
Version 1.5.1 of the libjpeg-turbo library is now available. For those that have somehow managed to never hear of it, libjpeg-turbo is a BSD-licensed, faster JPEG image codec than libjpeg and has various other feature differences.
For users of Apache's CouchDB document-oriented NoSQL database system, version 2.0 was announced today.
PHP developer Pascal Martin has offered an early look at possible changes and new features for PHP 7.2 along with very early contenders for PHP 8.0.
Apple developers have announced the release of the CUPS 2.2 open-source printing system.
A proposal posted today is looking to shift the NetBeans integrated development environment from being an Oracle project to one within the Apache incubator space.
The latest high-profile open-source software project having a bad security day is MySQL... MySQL 5.5/5.6/5.7 has a nasty zero-day vulnerability.
Vi IMproved has been further improved with today's Vim 8.0 release. In fact, this is the first major release of Vim in the past decade!
FreeType 2.7 has been officially released and it's actually a big deal as it aims to bring font rendering that's better in line with what's offered by DirectWrite and ClearType on other operating systems.
After raising more than $103,000 USD last year via crowd-funding the RoundCube-Next web-based email client doesn't really appear to be going anywhere.
Wireshark 2.2 is now available as the newest version of this widely-used packet analyzer program.
Samba 4.5 is now available as the latest release of this major open-source project for improving Windows interoperability (i.e. SMB/CIFS) on Linux and other platforms.
A few months back I wrote about Arcan: A New Open-Source Display Server Built Atop A Game Engine. Sadly with most niche and ambitious open-source projects along these lines, they tend to disappear over time, but Arcan on the other hand continues moving forward so far.
Git 2.10 was released today by Junio Hamano.
The former developers of ownCloud who forked the project to Nextcloud have today released Nextcloud 10, just two months after the Nextcloud 9 release.
OpenSSL 1.1.0 was released today as a major update to this free software cryptography and SSL/TLS toolkit.
Just over half-way through August, it's been a particularly exciting month for Linux and open-source fans. From Microsoft bringing PowerShell to Linux, Google working on a new operating system, AMD making open-source driver progress, Fedora 25 going ahead with Wayland by default, and more, there's been excitement for almost everyone this month.
I hadn't realized until now that it's the Free Software Foundation's first time issuing an annual report since it was formed thirty years ago.
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