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AtomicRNG is an open-source project started by a Phoronix reader that's an experimental random number generator that feeds the Linux entropy pool and is based on an Alpha Radiation Visualizer.
14 January 2015 - AtomicRNG - 24 Comments
Beyond announcing Git v2.2.2 on Monday with various bug-fixes, Junio Hamano announced the release of Git 2.3.0-rc0 as a preview release towards Git 2.3.
13 January 2015 - Git 2.3-rc0
Microsoft hosts CodePlex as an open-source project hosting service where generally the Microsoft OSS projects call home, but it seems some of their own employees aren't too happy with it and see a brighter future with GitHub.
11 January 2015 - Roslyn Switch - 9 Comments
Ori is a secure distributed file-system under development for Linux and BSD operating systems along with OS X.
10 January 2015 - Ori FS - 13 Comments
What are the most popular software licenses on GitHub and SourceForge? What about on CodePlex and the Apache Software Foundation? Here's some numbers.
10 January 2015 - Infographic - 24 Comments
As some more open-source image format news this morning besides VLC gaining a BPG image decoder, a Phoronix reader pointed out that version 1.4 of libjpeg-turbo was released this week.
9 January 2015 - libjpeg-turbo
The latest image format that's been trying to unseat JPEG as the dominant web image format is BPG. While there's still patent concerns over Better Portable Graphics as it's based on the intra-frame encoding of H.265/HEVC, VLC has picked up BPG decoding support.
9 January 2015 - BPG - 19 Comments
Version 7.40.0 of cURL was released today, the command-line program and library for downloading data over a variety of protocols.
8 January 2015 - curl 7.40
Version 2.73 of Blender was released today as the first update to this open-source 3D creation software for 2015.
7 January 2015 - Blender - 12 Comments
The old 3D File System Browser "tdfsb" has been revived as a new open-source project under the name 3dfsb and its version 1.0 release just occurred.
7 January 2015 - 3dfsb - 13 Comments
After nearly two years since the previous release, the Fluxbox team has released Fluxbox 1.3.6 (codenamed "It's about time") to start off the new year.
6 January 2015 - Fluxbox 1.3.6 - 6 Comments
Douglas Gilbert released updated versions of the sdparm and ddpt Linux command-line disk utilities on Saturday night.
28 December 2014 - sdparm / ddpt
A few days shy of the previous BusyBox unstable release, the newest unstable version of the widely-used BusyBox is now available.
23 December 2014 - BusyBox
A developer has modified the PostgreSQL database software so that it can exploit GPGPU computing for faster performance.
23 December 2014 - GPGPU - 16 Comments
On Sunday I wrote about how I found it surprising that Fedora didn't enable F2FS support within its Linux kernel while it packaged the user-space F2FS tools and contains plenty of other experimental/early-adoption features. The discussion resulting from this article about F2FS for Fedora has been both good and bad.
23 December 2014 - Flash Friend File-System - 11 Comments
The latest open-source project being exposed to a number of security vulnerabilities is NTP, the Network Time Protocol.
22 December 2014 - NTP - 12 Comments
Version 5.2.0 of the XZ utilities were released on Sunday.
21 December 2014 - XZ 5.2.0 - 13 Comments
Git 2.2.1 was released this afternoon to fix a critical security vulnerability in Git clients. Fortunately, the vulnerability doesn't plague Unix/Linux users but rather OS X and Windows.
18 December 2014 - Git v2.2.1 - 2 Comments
PostgreSQL 9.4 is out in time for Christmas with numerous changes for users of this open-source database solution.
18 December 2014 - PostgreSQL
Released this morning were new versions of UDisks and UPower.
18 December 2014 - Updated For U
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