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Reiser4 File-System SSD "Discard" Support Gets Revised

Ivan Shapovalov is back on track with his Reiser4 file-system contributions.
19 June 2014 - Discard - 2 Comments

Ext2Fsd: EXT3/EXT4 Support Now Works On Windows 8

The Ext2Fsd project that provides an EXT3/EXT4 file-system driver for Microsoft Windows operating systems was recently updated with Windows 8 support and other changes.
18 June 2014 - Ext2Fsd - 24 Comments

Unicode 7.0 Adds A Lot Of New Characters

The Unicode 7.0 standard was announced yesterday and adds 2,834 characters.
17 June 2014 - Unicode 7.0 - 9 Comments

Eric Anholt Leaves Intel's Linux Graphics Team For Broadcom

Eric Anholt, one of the most prolific contributors to Intel's Mesa graphics driver stack in past years, has departed Intel to instead work for Broadcom.
17 June 2014 - Broadcom - 46 Comments

CMake 3.0 Released

Version 3.0 of the CMake build system is now available with various improvements over CMake 2.x.
11 June 2014 - CMake 3.0 - 10 Comments

Docker 1.0 Officially Released

Nearly a year and a half past the first public release of Docker, Docker 1.0 is now available.
9 June 2014 - Docker 1.0 - 6 Comments

A New Round Of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Discovered

Further fallout from the Heartbleed bug has occurred with another set of security vulnerabilities now being disclosed for OpenSSL.
5 June 2014 - OpenSSL - 18 Comments

TrueCrypt.ch: New Project, Hosted In Switzerland

It still is not really clear what happened to TrueCrypt with the official web-site still warning users against using the software; there's been no further confirmation whether it was a web-site hack, a back-door found in the software, government intervention, or other reason for shutting down the open-source project.
30 May 2014 - TrueCrypt.ch - 6 Comments

LF Announces New Backers, Projects For Core Infrastructure

The Linux Foundation has some new updates this morning concerning their Core Infrastructure Initiative that basically came as a result of the widely published OpenSSL heartbleed bug to provide the OpenSSL project with better funding for development and auditing.
29 May 2014 - Linux Foundation - 5 Comments

Git 2.0 Officially Released

Version 2.0 of Git is now available.
28 May 2014 - Git 2.0

TrueCrypt Has Been Potentially Compromised

The TrueCrypt open-source disk encryption software has been potentially compromised and users are now told to avoid the software.
28 May 2014 - TrueCrypt - 46 Comments

Blender 2.71 Test Release Issued With New Features

Blender 2.71 will soon be released as the latest version of the open-source 3D animation/modeling software while out now is a test release.
28 May 2014 - Blender 2.71 - 8 Comments

Developer Calls For HTTP 2.0 To Be Thrown Out

Open-source developer Poul-Henning Kamp is pushing for the HTTP Working Group to toss out their current work on the HTTP 2.0 standard and to start over.
26 May 2014 - HTTP 2.0 - 6 Comments

LibreOffice 4.3 In Beta, Bringing Good Improvements

The beta release of LibreOffice 4.3 is available this week with many new features being under development for this popular open-source office suite.
25 May 2014 - LibreOffice 4.3 - 9 Comments

Cairo Has A Lengthy TODO List

For those that may have some extra time over the summer months that are looking to get involved with some new open-source work and are looking for something that's high-profile but often overlooked, Cairo would be a great project.
21 May 2014 - Cairo - 1 Comment

Git 2.0 Is Nearly Ready For Release

Junio Hamano has announced the fourth Git 2.0.0 release candidate with an expectation of shipping the final version quite soon with no more development releases planned.
21 May 2014 - Git 2.0.0

New XFS Programs Update Supports New XFS On-Disk Format

After a year of development, xfsprogs 3.2.0 has been released as the latest version of the user-space program and other components for the XFS file-system. The big addition to xfsprogs 3.2.0 is supporting a new on-disk format.
16 May 2014 - xfsprogs 3.2 - 23 Comments

Reiser4 Gains Support For Discard On SSDs

Just yesterday I talked about Reiser4 being updated for Linux 3.14 and now supporting multiple transaction models. For the next Reiser4 patch release it looks like discard support will be added to the file-system.
7 May 2014 - Reiser4 - 16 Comments

Entangle Photo App Has Out A New Release

The Entangle open-source application for tethered camera control and capturing is out with a major release.
3 May 2014 - Entangle 0.6

SystemTap 2.5 Supports UEFI/SecureBoot & Other Features

SystemTap 2.5 is now available as the latest version of this open-source Linux software for being like DTrace in being able to dynamically trace and diagnose system issues.
30 April 2014 - SystemTap 2.5

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