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Blender 2.70 Enhances Its UI, Cycles Rendering

Out today is another big update to the open-source Blender 3D animation software.
20 March 2014 - Blender 2.70 - 1 Comment

Blender Is Now Working On A Feature-Length Film

Gooseberry is the latest project by the Blender Foundation, the entity behind the popular open-source 3D animation software.
14 March 2014 - Gooseberry - 4 Comments

BlueZ 5.16 Continues Working On Android Support

The BlueZ Bluetooth Linux stack is out with a new release today.
11 March 2014 - BlueZ

The TvHeadend Project Might Be On Its Last Channel

The TvHeadend project is a long-standing TV streaming server for Linux, but its main developer may be fading out after not finding many contributions and new user engagement from the community.
6 March 2014 - TvHeadend - 13 Comments

Musl Libc 1.0 Is Going To Be Released Real Soon

I've been informed by the musl development camp that they intend to release version 1.0 of their standard C library in the next few weeks.
6 March 2014 - Musl - 15 Comments

PostgreSQL Gains Support For Logical Decoding

PostgreSQL has picked up a new feature of logical decoding.
4 March 2014 - PostgreSQL - 1 Comment

PulseAudio 5.0 Supports BlueZ 5, Native Log Target For Systemd

The latest version of the widely-used PulseAudio sound server is now available. With PulseAudio 5.0 comes new end-user features.
3 March 2014 - PulseAudio - 43 Comments

Neovim: Rewriting & Modernizing The Vim Editor

Neovim is a new open-source text editor project that advertises itself as "vim's rebirth for the 21st century", a more modern version of the incredibly popular vim editor.
24 February 2014 - Neovim - 37 Comments

Sailfish OS 1.0 Announced, Sailfish Soon On Android

The Finnish-based Jolla has announced Sailfish OS 1.0 in time for Mobile World Congress and have also committed to soon delivering this mobile Linux OS to Android devices.
21 February 2014 - Sailfish 1.0 - 38 Comments

Linux Web Usage Almost Doubled, Now At ~2%?

A new report out from a major Internet advertising firm has shown the number of Linux devices almost doubling in the last quarter of 2013 and putting the Linux usage on the web at just under 2%.
20 February 2014 - Chitika - 81 Comments

PHP 5.6 Has An Exponential Operator, New Features

The second alpha release of the forthcoming PHP 5.6 is now available. PHP 5.6 is shaping up to be a very nice evolutionary upgrade to this popular web programming language that also works well for CLI scripting.
18 February 2014 - PHP 5.6 Alpha 2 - 10 Comments

Plan 9 Is Now Available Under The GNU GPLv2

For those that didn't hear the news from earlier this week, the Plan 9 operating system out of Bell Labs has now been relicensed under the GPLv2.
16 February 2014 - Plan 9 - 14 Comments

Git 1.9.0 Has Been Officially Released

Version 1.9 of the Git distributed revision control system was released this afternoon.
14 February 2014 - Git

LibreOffice Plans For C++11 / C++14 Development

LibreOffice has been pushing forward in its development recently with supporting OpenCL in its spreadsheet, gaining an OpenGL rendering back-end, and supporting other modern features and system capabilities for the open-source office suite. LibreOffice is also planning for its adoption of the C++11 programming language and even C++14 language features.
13 February 2014 - LibreOffice LO++14 - 11 Comments

WebODF Making Good Progress, Aims For More

WebODF is an AGPL-licensed JavaScript library that provides Open Document Format support on the web with collaborative editing capabilities. In the four years the project has been around, it's been making great success but they have even more plans going forward.
12 February 2014 - WebODF - 2 Comments

CodeRefactor: Turning Microsoft's MSIL/CIL Into C++

CodeRefactor is an open-source project aiming to take Microsoft CIL/MSIL bytecode and convert it into C++ for a native experience.
10 February 2014 - CodeRefactor - 5 Comments

Autovala: Auto-Generating CMake Files For Vala Code

For those tired of manually making CMake files for your software's build system, Autovala is a new project developed by a Phoronix reader that seeks to automate the process of generating CMake scripts.
9 February 2014 - Autovala - 7 Comments

WebP Causing Controversy In The FreeDesktop.org Camp

There's some upset individuals over the "image/webp" MIME type not being added to the FreeDesktop.org XDG shared-mime-info package for Google's WebP image format.
8 February 2014 - WebP - 11 Comments

Reiser4 File-System Now Works For Linux 3.13 Kernel

For the devout fans of the Reiser4 file-system, the latest out-of-tree patches are now available so this open-source FS works on the Linux 3.13 kernel.
8 February 2014 - Reiser4 Linux 3.13 - 13 Comments

Facebook Continues Advancing HHVM For Its PHP Needs

Facebook continues pushing forward its HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) as a viable alternative to the upstream PHP interpreter and it continues running a heck of a lot faster.
7 February 2014 - Facebook HHVM - 2 Comments

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