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MongoDB 2.6 Release Brings Extensive Changes

Version 2.6 of MongoDB represents the largest release yet of the open-source NoSQL database software.
8 April 2014 - MongoDB

LibreOffice Gains 3D Bar Shape Support

The latest feature of the LibreOffice open-source office suite is for creating 3D bar shapes.
8 April 2014 - 3D Bars - 4 Comments

The OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug Strikes The Internet

As many Phoronix readers have already reported in, a very serious OpenSSL security vulnerability was discovered that allows for attackers to read memory in 64k memory chunks. A very serious bug in OpenSSL 1.0.1/1.0.2-beta is leaking information since the bug's introduction in 2011.
7 April 2014 - OpenSSL - 15 Comments

F2FS File-System Gains Large Directory Support, More Tuning

Samsung has made another feature-rich pull request for its Flash-Frienly File-System with new work that will be introduced in Linux 3.15.
7 April 2014 - Flash Friendly - 6 Comments

Midori 0.5.8 Browser Pulls In New WebKit2 Code

The lightweight Midori open-source web-browser was released this week for Linux systems.
6 April 2014 - Midori - 12 Comments

New Media/V4L2 Drivers For Linux 3.15

There's numerous new hardware drivers for the Linux 3.15 kernel when it comes to the media subsystem.
5 April 2014 - Video 4 Linux

Flourish: Chicago's Linux Event Is This Weekend

Flourish, one of the few Linux conferences held in the Chicagoland area each year, is happening this weekend. To much sadness, Flourish 2014 isn't as exciting as past years.
5 April 2014 - Flourish - 1 Comment

Warp: Facebook Open-Sources A Super Fast C/C++ Pre-Processor

Following Facebook's announcement of the Hack language and being one of the organizations backing the new WebScaleSQL, Facebook developers ended out last week by announcing Warp, their latest open-source contribution.
31 March 2014 - Warp - 20 Comments

MariaDB 10 Boosts Performance, Adds NoSQL Support

MariaDB, one of the well known forks of MySQL, is out today with version 10 of its open-source database software.
31 March 2014 - MariaDB

Facebook & Others Announce WebScaleSQL

A number of tech companies including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter announced WebScaleSQL on Thursday as a project that adapts MySQL to their massively bigger database needs.
28 March 2014 - WebScaleSQL - 9 Comments

GMP 6.0.0 Brings Faster Performance, New Features

Version 6.0.0 of the GNU Multiple Precision (GMP) Arithmetic Library has been released and it's landing heavy with new features.
26 March 2014 - GMP - 1 Comment

Maxthon Does Its First Cloud Browser Release For Linux

Last year we wrote of the Maxthon web-browser being ported to Linux and as of today the first official version is available to the public.
25 March 2014 - Maxthon - 10 Comments

Binary JSON Support Added To PostgreSQL, Competes With MongoDB

In a sign of PostgreSQL trying to better compete against MongoDB with its "BSON" (binary JSON), PostgreSQL now has support for a binary JSON data type.
24 March 2014 - JSONB - 17 Comments

Does The Display Server Matter? The Latest Mir vs. Wayland Argument

The latest argument within the open-source camp is whether the choice of the display server is still relevant in modern times of the Linux desktop, given the advancements of tool-kits and other components. Alas, it's another Mir vs. Wayland battle.
24 March 2014 - Mir vs. Wayland - 85 Comments

Pitivi 0.93 Released

The Pitivi open-source video editor is coming close to version 1.0.
21 March 2014 - Pitivi

Musl 1.0.0 C Library Released

Version 1.0.0 of the musl libc library has been released.
20 March 2014 - musl - 8 Comments

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

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