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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

Musl Libc 1.0 Is Going To Be Released Real Soon

I've been informed by the musl development camp that they intend to release version 1.0 of their standard C library in the next few weeks.
6 March 2014 - Musl - 15 Comments

PostgreSQL Gains Support For Logical Decoding

PostgreSQL has picked up a new feature of logical decoding.
4 March 2014 - PostgreSQL - 1 Comment

PulseAudio 5.0 Supports BlueZ 5, Native Log Target For Systemd

The latest version of the widely-used PulseAudio sound server is now available. With PulseAudio 5.0 comes new end-user features.
3 March 2014 - PulseAudio - 43 Comments

Neovim: Rewriting & Modernizing The Vim Editor

Neovim is a new open-source text editor project that advertises itself as "vim's rebirth for the 21st century", a more modern version of the incredibly popular vim editor.
24 February 2014 - Neovim - 37 Comments

Sailfish OS 1.0 Announced, Sailfish Soon On Android

The Finnish-based Jolla has announced Sailfish OS 1.0 in time for Mobile World Congress and have also committed to soon delivering this mobile Linux OS to Android devices.
21 February 2014 - Sailfish 1.0 - 38 Comments

Linux Web Usage Almost Doubled, Now At ~2%?

A new report out from a major Internet advertising firm has shown the number of Linux devices almost doubling in the last quarter of 2013 and putting the Linux usage on the web at just under 2%.
20 February 2014 - Chitika - 81 Comments

PHP 5.6 Has An Exponential Operator, New Features

The second alpha release of the forthcoming PHP 5.6 is now available. PHP 5.6 is shaping up to be a very nice evolutionary upgrade to this popular web programming language that also works well for CLI scripting.
18 February 2014 - PHP 5.6 Alpha 2 - 10 Comments

Plan 9 Is Now Available Under The GNU GPLv2

For those that didn't hear the news from earlier this week, the Plan 9 operating system out of Bell Labs has now been relicensed under the GPLv2.
16 February 2014 - Plan 9 - 17 Comments

Git 1.9.0 Has Been Officially Released

Version 1.9 of the Git distributed revision control system was released this afternoon.
14 February 2014 - Git

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