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The Most Popular Licenses On GitHub & SourceForge

What are the most popular software licenses on GitHub and SourceForge? What about on CodePlex and the Apache Software Foundation? Here's some numbers.
10 January 2015 - Infographic - 24 Comments

Version 1.4 Of Libjpeg-Turbo Released

As some more open-source image format news this morning besides VLC gaining a BPG image decoder, a Phoronix reader pointed out that version 1.4 of libjpeg-turbo was released this week.
9 January 2015 - libjpeg-turbo

VLC Gains A BPG Decoder, But Will This Image Format Ever Take Off?

The latest image format that's been trying to unseat JPEG as the dominant web image format is BPG. While there's still patent concerns over Better Portable Graphics as it's based on the intra-frame encoding of H.265/HEVC, VLC has picked up BPG decoding support.
9 January 2015 - BPG - 19 Comments

cURL 7.40 Released & It Now Supports The SMB/CIFS Protocol

Version 7.40.0 of cURL was released today, the command-line program and library for downloading data over a variety of protocols.
8 January 2015 - curl 7.40

Blender 2.73 Updates The Grease Pencil, Cycles Rendering Improvements

Version 2.73 of Blender was released today as the first update to this open-source 3D creation software for 2015.
7 January 2015 - Blender - 12 Comments

3D File-System Browser Revived: Interact With Your Files In 3D

The old 3D File System Browser "tdfsb" has been revived as a new open-source project under the name 3dfsb and its version 1.0 release just occurred.
7 January 2015 - 3dfsb - 13 Comments

Fluxbox 1.3.6 Released After Two-Year Wait

After nearly two years since the previous release, the Fluxbox team has released Fluxbox 1.3.6 (codenamed "It's about time") to start off the new year.
6 January 2015 - Fluxbox 1.3.6 - 6 Comments

Sdparm & ddpt Linux Disk Utilities Updated

Douglas Gilbert released updated versions of the sdparm and ddpt Linux command-line disk utilities on Saturday night.
28 December 2014 - sdparm / ddpt

BusyBox 1.23.0 Unstable Release Arrives

A few days shy of the previous BusyBox unstable release, the newest unstable version of the widely-used BusyBox is now available.
23 December 2014 - BusyBox

GPU-Based Acceleration For PostgreSQL

A developer has modified the PostgreSQL database software so that it can exploit GPGPU computing for faster performance.
23 December 2014 - GPGPU - 16 Comments

F2FS Might Get Enabled In Fedora

On Sunday I wrote about how I found it surprising that Fedora didn't enable F2FS support within its Linux kernel while it packaged the user-space F2FS tools and contains plenty of other experimental/early-adoption features. The discussion resulting from this article about F2FS for Fedora has been both good and bad.
23 December 2014 - Flash Friend File-System - 11 Comments

NTP Is The Latest Project Struck By Security Issues

The latest open-source project being exposed to a number of security vulnerabilities is NTP, the Network Time Protocol.
22 December 2014 - NTP - 12 Comments

XZ 5.2 Adds New Multi-Threaded Options

Version 5.2.0 of the XZ utilities were released on Sunday.
21 December 2014 - XZ 5.2.0 - 13 Comments

Git 2.2.1 Released To Fix Critical Security Issue

Git 2.2.1 was released this afternoon to fix a critical security vulnerability in Git clients. Fortunately, the vulnerability doesn't plague Unix/Linux users but rather OS X and Windows.
18 December 2014 - Git v2.2.1 - 2 Comments

PostgreSQL 9.4 Brings JSONB & Many Other New Features

PostgreSQL 9.4 is out in time for Christmas with numerous changes for users of this open-source database solution.
18 December 2014 - PostgreSQL

UDisks & UPower Get Updated For The Holidays

Released this morning were new versions of UDisks and UPower.
18 December 2014 - Updated For U

CMake 3.1 Brings Windows Additions, Target Compile Feature

Version 3.1 of the CMake build system is now available with various improvements.
17 December 2014 - cmake 3.1 - 3 Comments

NFTables 0.4 Released As Eventual IPTables Successor

Work is still underway in a steadfast manner for NFTables as an eventual replacement to IPTables for packet filtering on Linux. Released today was NFTables v0.4 with functionality offered as of the Linux 3.18 kernel.
16 December 2014 - NFTables 0.4 - 5 Comments

VRAMFS: Using Your Video RAM As A Linux File-System

The latest FUSE-based Linux file-system is VRAMFS to provide a general purpose file-system within your graphics card's dedicated video memory.
13 December 2014 - VRAMFS - 20 Comments

BlueZ 5.26 Taks Aim At Bluetooth 4.2 & Android 5.0

BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, boasts more features with today's release of version 5.26.
12 December 2014 - BlueZ

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