Version 2.26-rc1 of the util-linux package is now available.
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.
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.
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.
Ori is a secure distributed file-system under development for Linux and BSD operating systems along with OS X.
What are the most popular software licenses on GitHub and SourceForge? What about on CodePlex and the Apache Software Foundation? Here's some numbers.
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.
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.
Version 7.40.0 of cURL was released today, the command-line program and library for downloading data over a variety of protocols.
Version 2.73 of Blender was released today as the first update to this open-source 3D creation software for 2015.
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.
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.
Douglas Gilbert released updated versions of the sdparm and ddpt Linux command-line disk utilities on Saturday night.
A few days shy of the previous BusyBox unstable release, the newest unstable version of the widely-used BusyBox is now available.
A developer has modified the PostgreSQL database software so that it can exploit GPGPU computing for faster performance.
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.
The latest open-source project being exposed to a number of security vulnerabilities is NTP, the Network Time Protocol.
Version 5.2.0 of the XZ utilities were released on Sunday.
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.
PostgreSQL 9.4 is out in time for Christmas with numerous changes for users of this open-source database solution.
Released this morning were new versions of UDisks and UPower.
Version 3.1 of the CMake build system is now available with various improvements.
Work is still underway in a steadfast manner for NFTables as an eventual replacement to IPTables for packet filtering on Linux. Released today was NFTables v0.4 with functionality offered as of the Linux 3.18 kernel.
The latest FUSE-based Linux file-system is VRAMFS to provide a general purpose file-system within your graphics card's dedicated video memory.
BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, boasts more features with today's release of version 5.26.
The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will see another round of improvements with the now in-development Linux 3.19 kernel.
The latest addition to Facebook's PHP-based Hack programming language is an interesting concept of cooperative multitasking for providing threading-like capabilities while only really executing one piece of code at a time.
Last month on Phoronix I wrote about the Gngr project, a web browser focused on the user's privacy that was written from scratch. Bits of this web browser are now starting to be open-sourced.
Version 1.3.1 of the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) was released this week, a year and a half since the release of FLAC 1.3.0.
Junio Hamano released Git 2.2.0 this evening with more than 550 changes from seventy-seven contributors since the Git 2.1 release.
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