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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

F2FS On Linux 3.19 To Support Faster Boot Times

The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will see another round of improvements with the now in-development Linux 3.19 kernel.
10 December 2014 - F2FS - 6 Comments

Hack Adds Async Cooperative Multitasking For Fake Multi-Threading

The latest addition to Facebook's PHP-based Hack programming language is an interesting concept of cooperative multitasking for providing threading-like capabilities while only really executing one piece of code at a time.
6 December 2014 - Hack - 6 Comments

Gngr Begins Open-Sourcing Their Web Browser Code

Last month on Phoronix I wrote about the Gngr project, a web browser focused on the user's privacy that was written from scratch. Bits of this web browser are now starting to be open-sourced.
1 December 2014 - Gngr - 13 Comments

FLAC 1.3.1 Improves Decoding Efficiency, Some Faster Encoding Too

Version 1.3.1 of the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) was released this week, a year and a half since the release of FLAC 1.3.0.
27 November 2014 - FLAC 1.3.1 - 12 Comments

Git 2.2.0 Released With 550+ Changes

Junio Hamano released Git 2.2.0 this evening with more than 550 changes from seventy-seven contributors since the Git 2.1 release.
26 November 2014 - Git 2.2

ArrayFire Accelerated Compute Library Open-Sourced

The ArrayFire GPU compute library that allows for simplified GPU computing via targeting its own optimized library and API for GPGPU kernel generation than writing your own CUDA/OpenCL kernels, has been open-sourced.
24 November 2014 - ArrayFire - 16 Comments

HandBrake 0.10 Brings H.265 & VP8 Encoders

Version 0.10 of the HandBrake open-source video transcoder has been released.
23 November 2014 - QuickSync Too - 5 Comments

Gngr: A New Web Browser Focused On Privacy

A group of developers have started writing their own open-source web browser that primarily is designed to increase web privacy and greater security.
23 November 2014 - Gngr - 30 Comments

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