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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

GNU Octave 3.8 With Its GUI Officially Announced

Several days ago I had written about GNU Octave 3.8, the latest major update to the open-source high-level numerical computational language commonly used in replacement of MATLAB. Back then I wrote about the features and that the official release was available from the FTP server, while a few hours ago the official release finally took place.
1 January 2014 - GNU Octave 3.8 - 4 Comments

BusyBox 1.22 Release Drops With Many Changes

BusyBox 1.22 is now available as the latest unstable release of "the Swiss Army Knife of the Embedded Linux." With BusyBox 1.22 comes many changes and improvements.
1 January 2014 - BusyBox 1.22

Commotion 1.0 Mesh Networking Toolkit Released

The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute celebrated the New Year by launching Commotion 1.0, an open-source Mesh networking tool-kit.
1 January 2014 - Commotion 1.0 - 3 Comments

DarkTable 1.4 Has A Lua Engine, WebP Export Support

The DarkTable open-source photography workflow software has seen a major update to end out 2013. Version 1.4 of DarkTable brings a host of new features.
31 December 2013 - DarkTable 1.4 - 2 Comments

GNU Hurd Is Up To 344k Lines Of Code

While GNU Hurd has been around for years prior to the existence of the Linux kernel, Hurd is now up to only 344 thousand lines of code, but it's having a hard time getting much higher.
29 December 2013 - GNU Hurd - 16 Comments

GnuCash 2.6 Tries To Improve Open-Source Accounting

GNU projects seem to be in the season of releases with this week having GNU Octave 3.8 and GNUnet 0.10, while being prepared for release right now is the GnuCash 2.6 open-source accounting software.
28 December 2013 - FSF GNU - 25 Comments

GNU Octave 3.8 Has A GUI, Uses OpenGL

GNU Octave, the open-source high-level language for dealing with numerical computations and largely compatible with MATLAB, has a graphical user-interface with its new 3.8 release
28 December 2013 - GNU Octave 3.8 - 9 Comments

GNUnet 0.10 Drops Its Use Of RSA 2048

GNUnet 0.10.0 is now available as a major update to this open-source secure, peer-to-peer networking stack designed to protect the privacy of its users.
28 December 2013 - GNUnet 0.10 - 9 Comments

Ryan Gordon Makes Linux Version Of 1Password

Ryan "Icculus" Gordon has spent some of his Christmas coming up with a basic, open-source Linux version of 1Password. The 1Password program is a popular desktop and mobile app for generating strong, random passwords and serving as a secure wallet for storing the passwords.
26 December 2013 - 1Password - 10 Comments

Ruby 2.1 Brings Faster Performance

The Ruby project has done a new major release on Christmas for their popular programming language. Ruby offers performance speed-ups but without severe incompatibilities, according to the release announcement.
25 December 2013 - Ruby 2.1.0 - 1 Comment

Open-Source Blu-Ray Update Works On BD-Java Support

The VideoLAN project has announced the release of libbluray 0.5.0, the latest version of the open-source Blu-ray library. This latest release has better BD-J Java support and other new/improved features.
24 December 2013 - libbluray 0.5.0 - 32 Comments

Linux x32 ABI Interest Faded In 2013

While the Linux x32 ABI has been talked about since 2011 and there's been mainline Linux kernel support since 2012 and x32 support within other programs has trickled in, there still isn't any widespread interested in this ABI intended for use on 64-bit processors while using 32-bit pointers.
24 December 2013 - Linux x32 - 21 Comments

Hope Seems Lost In Running OS X Binaries On Linux

In December of last year Phoronix was first to cover Project Darling, an open-source project that allows running Apple Mac OS X binaries on Linux-based systems. Sadly, the Darling Project appears to now be a memory of the past.
24 December 2013 - Project Darling - 21 Comments

Gummiboot UEFI Boot Manager Update Pushes New Features

Gummiboot 41 was released this weekend with new features and was followed immediately by Gummiboot 42 to correct the build system for this open-source simple UEFI boot manager.
21 December 2013 - Gummiboot 41/42

HHVM Has Made PHP Even Faster With Greater Parity

After Facebook developers focused non-stop on improving the performance and language parity for the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM), they have now announced their outstanding results.
21 December 2013 - HipHop Virtual Machine - 2 Comments

PHP 5.6 Is Taking Shape With New Features

There's been a lot of Git activity around PHP 5.6 recently and we have an idea for the changes and new features to be found in this next major release of the PHP interpreter.
20 December 2013 - PHP 5.6 - 2 Comments

PulseAudio Now Supports The Systemd Journal

Lennart Poettering's former project of focus, PulseAudio, now supports the journal of his increasingly-used systemd system management daemon.
20 December 2013 - PulseAudio Systemd - 18 Comments

POCL 0.9 Is Coming Soon For Better Open-Source OpenCL

POCL, the open-source project formerly known as Portable OpenCL, will see its version 0.9 release in the next month with many improvements.
18 December 2013 - POCL 0.9

BGFX Makes It Easy Targeting Multiple Rendering APIs

BGFX is a cross-platform rendering library that makes it easy targeting multiple versions of OpenGL and Direct3D on platforms ranging from Apple iOS to Windows to Google Native Client.
16 December 2013 - BGFX - 11 Comments

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