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FOSDEM 2014 Is Next Weekend

FOSDEM 2014 is this coming weekend in Brussels. FOSDEM is one of my favorite open-source / Linux events in the world -- as is also a favorite by many others -- with a plethora of interesting content ranging from end-user talks to low-level technical discussions.
27 January 2014 - FOSDEM '14 - 11 Comments

Apple Originally Tried To Give GPL'ed LLVM To GCC

Phoronix was the first to report widespread on Richard Stallman calling LLVM a "terrible setback" with the innovative and growing compiler infrastructure being put out under a BSD-style license instead of the GPL. Well, a little known fact is that when LLVM was first starting out, Apple tried integrating LLVM changes with GCC but it was rejected by the GCC developers.
25 January 2014 - LLVM GCC - 70 Comments

Linux Kernel Block Maintainer Joins Facebook

Just a matter of weeks after the lead Btrfs file-system developers joined Facebook after leaving the Fusion-io data storage company, another key Linux kernel developer has left his post at Fusion-io to join the social network company.
24 January 2014 - Facebook File-System?

Systemd's Networkd Now Supports Bonding

Systemd's networkd system service for networking now has basic support for bonding.
22 January 2014 - Systemd - 10 Comments

Git 1.9 Coming Soon & Brings Various Changes

The first pre release candidate to Git 1.9 is now available. This next major update to the Git revision control system brings various changes.
22 January 2014 - Git 1.9

Khronos Releases SPIR 1.2 For OpenCL

The Khronos Group announced this morning their SPIR 1.2 specification for portable encoding of OpenCL programs with their IR based upon LLVM.
21 January 2014 - SPIR 1.2 - 1 Comment

Wget 1.15 Supports Perfect-Forward Secrecy, MD5-SESS

Version 1.15 of the popular GNU Wget downloading tool for HTTP, FTP, and other Internet protocols is now available. Wget 1.15 brings with it many new features.
19 January 2014 - Wget 1.15

CGIT 0.10 Brings Lua Scripting Support, New Features

CGIT 0.10 has been released and it's a rather exciting and major update for just being a web-based Git viewer.
17 January 2014 - CGIT 0.10

GRUB 2.02 Has Many Features, Might Hit Ubuntu 14.04

Development of GRUB 2.02 has been going well for well over one year and at least some Canonical developers are hoping to land the Free Software Foundation's updated boot-loader into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS even if it means using a development version for the time being.
17 January 2014 - GRUB 2.02 - 21 Comments

OpenShot 2.0 Is Behind Schedule But Making Progress

Last year the OpenShot open-source video editor project had a very successful Kickstarter campaign where they more than doubled their goal and raised $45k USD to work on "award-winning video editing for all", cross-platform support, and a host of new features. OpenShot went rather quiet recently, but there's now new updates on the project.
13 January 2014 - OpenShot 2.0 Video Editor - 2 Comments

Linux.Conf.Au 2014 Presentations Worth Watching

With the Linux.Conf.Au 2014 conference having wrapped up, here's some of the video recordings that I'd recommend worth watching as Phoronix readers.
12 January 2014 - LCA 2014 - 7 Comments

CUPS 1.7.1 Improves USB & Network Printing

Just shy of three months since the Apple-controlled open-source CUPS print server shipped their big 1.7.0 release, the 1.7.1 point release is now available.
9 January 2014 - CUPS Print Server - 1 Comment

SSH Library 0.6.0 Brings Many New Features

After two and a half years of development the libssh 0.6.0 library has finally seen the light of day. The wait should be very worthwhile.
8 January 2014 - libssh 0.6.0 - 1 Comment

Mono Developers Regret Doing Moonlight In C++

Yesterday Phoronix was the first to widely report on the news this week that Cairo is being looked at for a potential 2D drawing C++ standard. It's still being evaluated by the ISO C++ standards committee but it's an interesting topic and already drew lots of feedback. Now Miguel de Icaza of Mono fame has chimed in on the matter.
4 January 2014 - Miguel de Icaza Speaks - 111 Comments

Cairo Proposed To Become Part Of ISO C++

The C++ standards committee is looking at adopting a Cairo C++ interface as part of a future revision to the ISO C++ standard to provide 2D drawing.
3 January 2014 - Cairo C++ - 109 Comments

Open-Source Blu-ray Decryption Library For Linux

Some days ago there was an update released to VideoLAN's libbluray Blu-ray library that began supporting BD-J Java and other new functionality. Making news now is another but separate open-source Blu-ray news.
2 January 2014 - libdbplus - 42 Comments

Nginx Server To Serve Bigger Role In Ubuntu 14.04

The lightweight Nginx web-server alternative to Apache is being promoted to the main archive for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release.
2 January 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 11 Comments

Opera-Like Otter Web Browser Out In Alpha Form

A few days ago I wrote about a Qt5-powered web-browser inspired by Opera that's open-source and would see its first development release soon. There was lots of interest in the project with many Opera users having experienced a falling-out with the closed-source browser's recent versions. Now as of yesterday Otter Alpha 1 is available.
2 January 2014 - Otter Browser - 13 Comments

AnthraX Linux Kernels Remain Closed Source

AnthraX, a kernel used by some for their mobile Android devices as an alternative to the stock kernels or those from other open-source Android projects for reportedly offering better performance and functionality, is still refusing to release the kernel's source-code even though it's based on the Linux kernel and subject to the terms of the GPL.
2 January 2014 - AnthraX Kernel - 114 Comments

Btrfs-Progs To Be Updated In Tandem With The Kernel

Chris Mason intends to update the btrfs-progs user-space utilities for the Btrfs file-system in conjunction with new stable Linux kernel releases.
2 January 2014 - Btrfs-Progs

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