PostgreSQL 9.6 Beta 3 was released on Thursday as this major database update gets closer to its general availability release later this year.
The Software Freedom Conservancy has issued a blog post this week about community-oriented principles in GPL enforcement work and in particular pointing out a Linux developer who hasn't agreed to these terms and is allegedly focusing upon GPL enforcement for his own financial gain.
FreeType 2.7.0 will be shipping with the v40 TrueType instructions interpreter enabled by default. This interpreter is going to "finally brings DirectWrite/ClearType-like rendering to the screen, or 'subpixel hinting' as some FreeType code calls it."
OpenMediaVault 3.0.26 is now available for testing as the latest beta release of OMV 3.0.
Earlier this week I posted a number of NVIDIA CUDA Blender OpenCL Cycles render benchmarks from various green GPUs. Here are some tests now when making use of Blender's OpenCL support on AMD Radeon hardware when using the latest AMDGPU-PRO Linux driver.
Lighttpd, the lightweight open-source web server designed for high performance, is out with its major v1.4.40 update.
The latest open-source project by Dropbox Inc is Lepton, a high performance image compression algorithm.
Apple has open-sourced LZFSE, a lossless compression algorithm used by iOS 9 and newer and being added with OS X 10.11.
There is a new release available of cf4ocl, the C Framework for OpenCL. This open-source project provides an object-oriented interface to the OpenCL API and offers various other features.
The Cairo graphics library that's relied upon by GTK+, Gecko/Firefox, WebKit, Poppler, and many other pieces of Linux software is having problems passing its own build tests.
Version 2.1.1 of glbinding has been released, a C++ binding to the OpenGL API.
Following last month's PostgreSQL 9.6 Beta 1 release, a second beta is now available for testing.
The unstable BusyBox 1.25.0 release was made available today for testing purposes.
Less than two weeks after ownCloud was forked into Nextcloud, the project today did their version 9 release.
Git 2.9.0 was announced today by Junio Hamano as the latest stable version of this distributed revision control system.
Faithful Phoronix readers should recall POCL as the Portable Computing Language project working to provide an open-source OpenCL implementation that can be run on CPUs and other targets. One of the initiatives being worked on more recently by POCL developers is an HSA driver.
The first alpha release was made available on Thursday for the upcoming PHP 7.1.
Version 1.5 of the libjpeg-turbo JPEG library is now available with more performance optimizations.
Several new benchmarks were added today to the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org and with their GPU-accelerated focus of the new tests, I couldn't help but run them on the mighty powerful GeForce GTX 1080 and friends.
This morning it went public that ownCloud was forked into Nextcloud by many of the former contributors including ownCloud's founder. The ownCloud company has now responded.
The embargo just expired so I can now share what's been happening at OwnCloud: those that left ownCloud recently have formed a new company where they are now forking ownCloud.
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.
What happens when a game engine meets a display server meets a multimedia framework? Oh yeah and whereby the behavior is controlled with Lua. No, it's not a joke, just the latest creation in the open-source world. Say hello to Arcan as a new Linux display server.
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.
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