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Hyperion Confirms Leak Of AmigaOS 3.1 Source Code

Hyperion Entertainment confirmed that at the end of December the source code to AmigaOS 3.1 was leaked, which is now causing problems for the company continuing to develop this proprietary operating system.

5 January 2016 - AmigaOS 3.1 Leak - 46 Comments
Git 2.7 Released

Junio Hamano announced the release this afternoon of Git 2.7.0, the latest stable version of this extremely popular, open-source version control system.

4 January 2016 - Git 2.7 - Add A Comment
Webmin 1.780 Brings Let's Encrypt Support

Webmin, the open-source project offering web-based system/server administration on Linux and an alternative to cPanel, is out with a new release after being a few months in development.

30 December 2015 - Webmin 1.780 - 4 Comments
Some Early Mockups Of The New OpenBenchmarking.org

Coming in Q1'2016 with the Phoronix Test Suite 6.2 release will be the long overdue overhaul of OpenBenchmarking.org with a brand new user-interface, restored search capabilities, and other new features.

26 December 2015 - OpenBenchmarking.org-2.0 - 5 Comments
The Open-Source Linux Letdowns of 2015

While this year there were many great achievements in the Linux/open-source space with a ton of new innovations, exciting free software project releases, and much more (I'll have a recap of the best of 2015 in the days ahead), there were sadly many things that didn't pan out or materialize this year. Here's a look at the open-source and Linux letdowns of 2015.

24 December 2015 - Open-Source Letdowns - 28 Comments
Jolla Is Saved By A Fresh Round Of Funding

Last month Jolla was in very dire shape with having to go through debt restructuring and major layoffs at the company after their latest round of financing had collapsed. Fortunately, they've received a fresh round of funding to keep the company alive.

18 December 2015 - Jolla Finances - 17 Comments
Changes Coming For PostgreSQL 9.5

The PostgreSQL 9.5 release change-log was recently updated in Git to reflect all of the latest changes for this next version of this database server due out in 2016.

16 December 2015 - PostgreSQL 9.5 - 8 Comments
AppStream 0.9 Brings Many Changes, Breaks API/ABI

Version 0.9 of AppStream is now available. As a refresher, AppStream is a FreeDesktop.org specification backed by multiple major Linux distributions as a cross-distribution effort of standardizing Linux component metadata.

14 December 2015 - AppStream 0.9 - 7 Comments
Hashcat Is Now Open-Source

Several Phoronix readers have written in that Hashcat -- both in its CPU and OpenCL/CUDA forms -- have been open-sourced.

9 December 2015 - OpenCL Hashcat Too - Add A Comment
Improving GPU Texture Compression

Rich Geldreich, the compression expert formerly employed by Valve and now working for Unity, has written a blog post covering the future of GPU texture compression.

8 December 2015 - The Future - 3 Comments

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