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Just a matter of weeks after the lead Btrfs file-system developers joined Facebook after leaving the Fusion-io data storage company, another key Linux kernel developer has left his post at Fusion-io to join the social network company.
24 January 2014 - Facebook File-System?
The first pre release candidate to Git 1.9 is now available. This next major update to the Git revision control system brings various changes.
22 January 2014 - Git 1.9
The Khronos Group announced this morning their SPIR 1.2 specification for portable encoding of OpenCL programs with their IR based upon LLVM.
21 January 2014 - SPIR 1.2 - 1 Comment
CGIT 0.10 has been released and it's a rather exciting and major update for just being a web-based Git viewer.
17 January 2014 - CGIT 0.10
Last year the OpenShot open-source video editor project had a very successful Kickstarter campaign where they more than doubled their goal and raised $45k USD to work on "award-winning video editing for all", cross-platform support, and a host of new features. OpenShot went rather quiet recently, but there's now new updates on the project.
13 January 2014 - OpenShot 2.0 Video Editor - 2 Comments
With the Linux.Conf.Au 2014 conference having wrapped up, here's some of the video recordings that I'd recommend worth watching as Phoronix readers.
12 January 2014 - LCA 2014 - 7 Comments
Just shy of three months since the Apple-controlled open-source CUPS print server shipped their big 1.7.0 release, the 1.7.1 point release is now available.
9 January 2014 - CUPS Print Server - 1 Comment
After two and a half years of development the libssh 0.6.0 library has finally seen the light of day. The wait should be very worthwhile.
8 January 2014 - libssh 0.6.0 - 1 Comment
Yesterday Phoronix was the first to widely report on the news this week that Cairo is being looked at for a potential 2D drawing C++ standard. It's still being evaluated by the ISO C++ standards committee but it's an interesting topic and already drew lots of feedback. Now Miguel de Icaza of Mono fame has chimed in on the matter.
4 January 2014 - Miguel de Icaza Speaks - 111 Comments
The C++ standards committee is looking at adopting a Cairo C++ interface as part of a future revision to the ISO C++ standard to provide 2D drawing.
3 January 2014 - Cairo C++ - 109 Comments
Some days ago there was an update released to VideoLAN's libbluray Blu-ray library that began supporting BD-J Java and other new functionality. Making news now is another but separate open-source Blu-ray news.
2 January 2014 - libdbplus - 42 Comments
The lightweight Nginx web-server alternative to Apache is being promoted to the main archive for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release.
2 January 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 11 Comments
A few days ago I wrote about a Qt5-powered web-browser inspired by Opera that's open-source and would see its first development release soon. There was lots of interest in the project with many Opera users having experienced a falling-out with the closed-source browser's recent versions. Now as of yesterday Otter Alpha 1 is available.
2 January 2014 - Otter Browser - 13 Comments
AnthraX, a kernel used by some for their mobile Android devices as an alternative to the stock kernels or those from other open-source Android projects for reportedly offering better performance and functionality, is still refusing to release the kernel's source-code even though it's based on the Linux kernel and subject to the terms of the GPL.
2 January 2014 - AnthraX Kernel - 114 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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