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Neovim: Rewriting & Modernizing The Vim Editor

Neovim is a new open-source text editor project that advertises itself as "vim's rebirth for the 21st century", a more modern version of the incredibly popular vim editor.
24 February 2014 - Neovim - 37 Comments

Systemd's Network Support Frustrating Some Users

The latest controversy within the systemd camp is the new networkd support that appeared in this week's systemd 209 release. It seems the new systemd-networkd is forced upon users by default and not everyone likes this approach.
21 February 2014 - systemd - 87 Comments

Sailfish OS 1.0 Announced, Sailfish Soon On Android

The Finnish-based Jolla has announced Sailfish OS 1.0 in time for Mobile World Congress and have also committed to soon delivering this mobile Linux OS to Android devices.
21 February 2014 - Sailfish 1.0 - 38 Comments

Linux Web Usage Almost Doubled, Now At ~2%?

A new report out from a major Internet advertising firm has shown the number of Linux devices almost doubling in the last quarter of 2013 and putting the Linux usage on the web at just under 2%.
20 February 2014 - Chitika - 81 Comments

Systemd 209 Is A Massive Release, Readies Kdbus

Lennart Poettering has announced the release of systemd 209 and once again it's another massive release with stuffing more features into the init system, including preparing the user-space side for the kernel D-Bus implementation.
20 February 2014 - systemd 209 - 150 Comments

PHP 5.6 Has An Exponential Operator, New Features

The second alpha release of the forthcoming PHP 5.6 is now available. PHP 5.6 is shaping up to be a very nice evolutionary upgrade to this popular web programming language that also works well for CLI scripting.
18 February 2014 - PHP 5.6 Alpha 2 - 10 Comments

Plan 9 Is Now Available Under The GNU GPLv2

For those that didn't hear the news from earlier this week, the Plan 9 operating system out of Bell Labs has now been relicensed under the GPLv2.
16 February 2014 - Plan 9 - 14 Comments

Git 1.9.0 Has Been Officially Released

Version 1.9 of the Git distributed revision control system was released this afternoon.
14 February 2014 - Git

LibreOffice Plans For C++11 / C++14 Development

LibreOffice has been pushing forward in its development recently with supporting OpenCL in its spreadsheet, gaining an OpenGL rendering back-end, and supporting other modern features and system capabilities for the open-source office suite. LibreOffice is also planning for its adoption of the C++11 programming language and even C++14 language features.
13 February 2014 - LibreOffice LO++14 - 11 Comments

WebODF Making Good Progress, Aims For More

WebODF is an AGPL-licensed JavaScript library that provides Open Document Format support on the web with collaborative editing capabilities. In the four years the project has been around, it's been making great success but they have even more plans going forward.
12 February 2014 - WebODF - 2 Comments

GNU Guix Package Manager Looks To Grow

The GNU Guix package manager / distribution system is still active in development and the developers have planned a road-map to reaching version 1.0.
12 February 2014 - Guix - 11 Comments

GNU Hurd Is Enjoying User-Space Device Drivers

In the name of freedom, GNU Hurd has the ability to run device drivers from user-space via the project's DDE layer. DDE is an interesting feature and does allow for some interesting possibilities although conventional wisdom advises against accessing and controlling your GPU, network, and disk drivers, along with other components, from user-space. This also includes running Linux kernel drivers in Hurd's user-space.
10 February 2014 - GNU Hurd DDE - 7 Comments

CodeRefactor: Turning Microsoft's MSIL/CIL Into C++

CodeRefactor is an open-source project aiming to take Microsoft CIL/MSIL bytecode and convert it into C++ for a native experience.
10 February 2014 - CodeRefactor - 5 Comments

Autovala: Auto-Generating CMake Files For Vala Code

For those tired of manually making CMake files for your software's build system, Autovala is a new project developed by a Phoronix reader that seeks to automate the process of generating CMake scripts.
9 February 2014 - Autovala - 7 Comments

WebP Causing Controversy In The FreeDesktop.org Camp

There's some upset individuals over the "image/webp" MIME type not being added to the FreeDesktop.org XDG shared-mime-info package for Google's WebP image format.
8 February 2014 - WebP - 11 Comments

Reiser4 File-System Now Works For Linux 3.13 Kernel

For the devout fans of the Reiser4 file-system, the latest out-of-tree patches are now available so this open-source FS works on the Linux 3.13 kernel.
8 February 2014 - Reiser4 Linux 3.13 - 13 Comments

Glibc 2.19 Adds New Features, Many Bug Fixes

The latest version of the GNU C Library is now available. At version 2.19, glibc adds many new features and other improvements.
8 February 2014 - glibc 2.19

Facebook Continues Advancing HHVM For Its PHP Needs

Facebook continues pushing forward its HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) as a viable alternative to the upstream PHP interpreter and it continues running a heck of a lot faster.
7 February 2014 - Facebook HHVM - 2 Comments

GDB 7.7 Debugger Released

The latest major update to the GNU Debugger is now available for developers of Ada, C, C++, Objective-C, and other languages.
6 February 2014 - GDB 7.7 - 4 Comments

ReactOS 0.3.16 Starts A SHELL32 Rewrite, New Features

ReactOS, the open-source operating system project aspiring for Windows API compatibility and binary compatibility with Windows drivers and applications, is out with a new release after nearly one year of development.
6 February 2014 - ReactOS 0.3.16 - 17 Comments

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