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A group of developers have started writing their own open-source web browser that primarily is designed to increase web privacy and greater security.
23 November 2014 - Gngr - 30 Comments
A developer saddened by the poor state of the Opera web-browser on Linux has taken to writing his open-source web browser that carries the best features from Opera.
15 November 2014 - Fifth - 46 Comments
Gfx-rs is the name of a new high-performance, bindless graphics API that tries to be better than OpenGL, at least when dealing with the maturing Rust language.
15 November 2014 - Gfx-Rs - 15 Comments
Last month during the Linux Foundation events in Düsseldorf, Germany was also a PulseAudio Mini Summit where the developers behind the once controversial Linux sound system had plotted some of their plans for the future.
11 November 2014 - PulseAudio - 60 Comments
Michael Meeks has shared that LibreOffice 4.4 will feature some dramatic OpenGL improvements.
10 November 2014 - LibreOffice OpenGL - 23 Comments
Running off systemd's new Linux software/packaging vision, Matthias Klumpp has proposed Limba, an experimental software installer that doesn't depend upon Btrfs but rather technologies that have been mostly mainline for a while.
10 November 2014 - Limba Installer - 20 Comments
The latest release of BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, is now available and adds support for a number of new features.
9 November 2014 - Bluetooth - 3 Comments
Version 1.7.0 of ownCloud's open-source client is now available for this Dropbox competitor.
8 November 2014 - ownCloud - 5 Comments
The Git 2.2.0 release candidate 1 is now available as this latest big update to Git stabilizes.
8 November 2014 - Git 2.2 RC1 - 14 Comments
Facebook's latest open-source code contribution to the public is Proxygen, a C++ HTTP framework with HTTP/SPDY server capabilities that it's been using internally in place of Apache and Nginx servers.
5 November 2014 - Proxygen - 5 Comments
After a several year wait, the Yandex Browser is now available for Linux.
30 October 2014 - Yandex Browser - 19 Comments
For those in need of open-source file-system/partition management, the wonderful GParted program has been updated to v0.20.0.
20 October 2014 - GParted 0.20 - 9 Comments
Eric Anholt has provided a status update concerning the state of Broadcom's VC4 Gallium3D driver that provides open-source graphics support for the Raspberry Pi.
19 October 2014 - RPi - 7 Comments
Jasper St. Pierre who we're usually talking about on Phoronix due to his GNOME contributions related to Wayland support, shared today he's come up with a new animated image format to compete with GIF.
17 October 2014 - XNG - 31 Comments
Yesterday Lennart Poettering wrote a controversial post how the open-source community is "a sick place to be in" and took issue with comments made by Linus Torvalds and others. To no surprise, there's been different individuals coming out with their own opinions on the matter.
7 October 2014 - Dark Place? - 85 Comments
The Blender 2.72 open-source modeling and 3D creation software is now available with some exciting changes.
7 October 2014 - Blender 2.72
OpenSSH 6.7 has been released this morning with a number of new features.
7 October 2014 - OpenSSH 6.7
Lennart Poettering made some interesting remarks today via his personal Google+ page about how the open-source community can be "quite a sick place to be in" with its controversies and personal attacks.
6 October 2014 - Lennart - 238 Comments
CUPS 2.0 has finally been released in marking the fifteen years the project has been around with what was originally referred to as the Common Unix Printing System.
1 October 2014 - CUPS - 10 Comments
A few days ago the Facebook developers working on the HipHop Virtual Machine -- that serves as a faster implementation of PHP and it also serves as the basis of their Hack language -- released HHVM 3.3.0.
26 September 2014 - HHVM 3.3
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