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Most Linux distributions now use Plymouth as their graphical boot system / splash screen that leverages DRM/KMS kernel support. While many Linux distributions rely on Plymouth, there hasn't been a formal release in the better part of a year -- until yesterday.
18 March 2015 - Plymouth 0.9.2 - 22 Comments
Over the night I wrote about GTK+ 3.x support being improved inside LibreOffice after noticing the relevant Git commits while now the Red Hat developer has come forward and elaborated on his work to improve the GTK-related code within LibreOffice.
12 March 2015 - LibreOffice GTK+ 3 - 14 Comments
Days after Gitorious got acquired by GitLab, the latest code hosting platform seeing a shake-up is Google Code. Google has announced today they're shutting down Google Code.
12 March 2015 - Google Code - 38 Comments
For what it's worth, it seems the GTK+ 3.x support for LibreOffice is finally becoming "usable" thanks to a Red Hat developer.
12 March 2015 - LibreOffice GTK3 - 9 Comments
For those interested in the new SPIR-V specification for the intermediate representation used by Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1, a developer has already written an open-source reader and writer of SPIR-V.
5 March 2015 - SPIR-V Parser - 20 Comments
Samba 4.2.0 was just released for those in need of file and print service sharing with Windows via SMB/CIFS. The Samba 4.2 release brings with it several new features.
4 March 2015 - Samba 4.2.0
Gitorious, a once formidable competitor to GitHub in the early days of the Git revision control system for hosting open-source projects, has been acquired by GitLab.
3 March 2015 - Gitorious - 7 Comments
Hewlett Packard has patented the identification of a failed code change by automatically running a set of tests against the set of changes for indicating the regression.
3 March 2015 - HP WO2013115797A1 - 16 Comments
Rich Lander of Microsoft has posted an update concerning the open-sourcing of Microsoft's .NET core and how they're looking to do feature work more in the open and with the community's involvement.
27 February 2015 - CoreCLR - 46 Comments
Thanks to recent work done by systemd developers Kay Sievers and David Herrmann on Gummiboot, there's a UEFI boot-loader stub for starting a Linux kernel with an initial RAM disk (initrd) and kernel command line that are all embedded within the executable.
25 February 2015 - UEFI Executable - 12 Comments
For those still relying upon the Reiser4 file-system and haven't migrated off to ZFS On Linux or Btrfs, the out-of-tree Reiser4 kernel code has been updated for compatibility with the Linux 3.18 kernel.
15 February 2015 - Reiser4 Linux 3.18 - 3 Comments
While the X.Org Foundation is voting on joining SPI and the SPI already represents a range of open-source projects from PostgreSQL to Debian, this organization is being criticized this week over how they negatively interacted with the Elementary OS project.
14 February 2015 - SPI Inc - 31 Comments
Yesterday I wrote about it being a long time since the last update on OpenShot, a popular non-linear open-source video editing application that hasn't seen a major release in years, while today (coincidentally?) there's some big improvements to share.
13 February 2015 - OpenShot Video Editor - 14 Comments
Nearly one year after the release of PulseAudio 5.0, the release of PulseAudio 6.0 is finally here with many changes.
12 February 2015 - PulseAudio 6 - 72 Comments
It's been almost two and a half years since the last official release to the open-source OpenShot video editing software. OpenShot 2.0 has been talked about for much of this time but this major update to the once very promising non-linear video editor has yet to materialize.
12 February 2015 - OpenShot 2.0 - 13 Comments
Docker 1.5 was released today as the first major Docker release of 2015.
10 February 2015 - Docker 1.5 - 1 Comment
The Postfix open-source mail server software reached the big 3.0 milestone on Sunday with various improvements to this Sendmail alternative.
9 February 2015 - Postfix 3.0.0
While LZHAM 1.0 was recently released, the former Valve engineer behind the compression library targeting game assets, Rich Geldreich, is already targeting more post-1.0 improvements to this library.
7 February 2015 - LZHAM - 13 Comments
Version 2.3.0 of the Git distributed version control system is now available.
5 February 2015 - Git 2.3.0
Wireshark 2.0 has stepped closer to being released with the new Wireshark 1.99.2 development release. This new Wireshark release continues work on porting its UI to Qt.
5 February 2015 - Wireshark 2.0 Development Release - 22 Comments
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