Junio Hamano announced the release this afternoon of Git 2.7.0-rc0 with 463 commits since Git 2.6.
Several Phoronix readers have written in that Hashcat -- both in its CPU and OpenCL/CUDA forms -- have been open-sourced.
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.
Andrey Ponomarenko has announced his work on ABI-Tracker, a new open-source tool for tracking ABI changes of C/C++ software projects.
The OpenSSL project made public today four new security advisories. Three of the issues are considered of moderate severity while one is low.
Version 1.1.1 of the Opus audio codec was released this past week.
It's been nearly one year since last talking about LZHAM, the lossless data compression codec designed by a former Valve developer and has been showing great potential -- particularly by game developers for compressing assets. While LZHAM news has been quiet, Rich Geldreich has still been hard at work on advancing open-source lossless compression.
Days after celebrating the project's 20th birthday, GIMP 2.9.2 has been released as the latest development snapshot towards the GIMP 2.10 image editor.
Given the news last week about Jolla going through a big round of temporary layoffs and debt restructuring, Antti Saarnio, the co-founder and Chairman of Jolla, has written an open letter about the situation.
A new version is out of HarfBuzz, the widey depended upon, open-source text shaping library.
Wireshark, the well known open-source network packet analyzer, has finally reached version 2.0!
In addition to adding some new OpenCL / CUDA tests this week to the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org, Caffe was added too as a deep learning benchmark.
KitWare announced the release today of the CMake 3.4 build system.
For PostgreSQL users, the next 9.6 release should be particularly exciting as the parallel sequential scan / parallel query support has been committed.
According to well-known open-source contributor Eric S Raymond, various "feminists" are trying to frame Linus Trovalds for sexual harassment.
A Phoronix reader wrote in to share the work on the Kakoune open-source, vim-inspired code editor he's been developing for the past four years.
Following the recent BusyBox 1.24 release, the developers behind this "Swiss Army Knife of embedded Linux" have decided to drop systemd support.
It's been over two years since the release of SDL 2.0 and 19 months since the debut of the last SDL 2.0 point release, SDL 2.0.3. However, a lot of new activity continues piling in the Git code for whenever the next Simple Directmedia Layer release might happen to benefit cross-platform gamers and other users of this library.
The Poppler PDF rendering library that's widely used by Linux programs like GNOME's Evince, LibreOffice, Inkscape, Okular, and countless other programs for PDF handling, is finally nearing support for full digital signatures and verification support.
Peter Hutterer announced the release of libinput 1.0.2, as the newest version of this input handling library used by Wayland compositors as well as optionally by the X.Org Server and forthcoming to Mir.
The next version of ownCloud, a popular open-source alternative to Dropbox for file hosting, has been released. Meet ownCloud 8.2.
SQLite 3.9.0 was released today as a significant step forward for this widely-used, self-contained database engine.
Nearly a year after BusyBox 1.23 was released, BusyBox 1.24 is now available today.
Over the summer I wrote about DirectFB.org disappearing with no signs of what happened to the project. Fortunately, while DirectFB.org remains M.I.A., the code has appeared on GitHub.
Blender 2.76 is another hearty update to this open-source 3D modeling software.
With the upcoming releases of the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web-browsers is support for the W3C Subresource Integrity (SRI) specification.
While the Internet has been buzzing recently about the new FLIF image format, libjpeg-turbo developers released a new version of their JPEG library.
FLIF is short for the Free Lossless Image Format and is the newest open-source (GPLv3) attempt at being a better image for the web than JPEG, PNG, WebP, etc.
There was a lot of interesting open-source and Linux news during September!
It's been over six months since the last POCL release, the Portable Computing Language open-source project that's implementing OpenCL on CPUs. The next POCL release isn't out yet, but we know it will be introducing new features.
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