FLIF is short for the Free Lossless Image Format and is the newest open-source (GPLv3) attempt at being a better image for the web than JPEG, PNG, WebP, etc.
There was a lot of interesting open-source and Linux news during September!
It's been over six months since the last POCL release, the Portable Computing Language open-source project that's implementing OpenCL on CPUs. The next POCL release isn't out yet, but we know it will be introducing new features.
Git 2.6.0 was released yesterday by Junio Hamano.
Five years ago today marked the fork of OpenOffice.org into LibreOffice and coincidentally the Apache Software Foundation put out news this weekend that a new version of OpenOffice is coming.
With this quarter quickly coming to an end, here's a look at the most popular Phoronix news stories and articles over the past three months.
PulseAudio 7.0 was released today as the once-controversial open-source sound server common to Linux systems.
For server/web administrators, phpMyAdmin 4.5.0 is now available as the software for managing MySQL databases from the web browser.
For Jolla Phone users part of their early access user group, the Sailfish OS 2.0 user interface is now available.
Samba 4.3.0 was announced today as the newest stable version of this open-source software for interacting with the SMB/CIFS networking protocol for Windows file/print sharing.
The arguably best town in the world is now even better! The beautiful city of Munich has become "a major contributor to open-source."
Ahead of the release of OS X El Capitan, developers working for Apple have officially released version 2.1 of the CUPS printing server.
The EXT3 file-system driver is indeed going to be removed from the now in-development Linux 4.3.
Jemalloc, the memory allocator that tries to avoid memory fragmentation while focusing on scalable concurrency,hed version 4.0 earlier this month.
For those not already set with their open-source browser choice or do in fact currently use the Midori browser, an update to this WebKit-powered browser is now available.
It was pointed out to me that DirectFB.org is no longer present and it looks like it may have been for some time.
Our LinuxBenchmarking.com initiative that's tracking the performance of the Git code for the Linux kernel, Mesa, Clang, and GCC on a daily basis now has completed more than 300,000 benchmark results since its roll-out less than one year ago.
If visiting LinuxBenchmarking.com to view the daily performance benchmark tracker results on the Linux kernel, GCC, LLVM Clang, or Mesa and opting to view the results for a very long duration, you may have noticed some results were slow to appear or the page would time-out before hand. I've now landed some improvements into the Phoronix Test Suite's rendering code that should dramatically speed-up the process.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced this week the release of the GPLv3-licensed Privacy Badger 1.0.
For those still relying on the Subversion version control system, v1.9 is out for this Apache Software Foundation project.
The Ada Initiative, which carries a tag line of "supporting women in open technology and culture", is shutting down in October after four years of being a 501(c)3 non-profit.
It's been a while since last having anything to report anything on the Pixman rendering library, but the release candidate to Pixman 0.33.2 is now available.
CUPS 2.1 Release Candidate 1 was released yesterday as the newest test version of this open-source printing system supported by Apple. With this new release comes basic support for 3D printers.
SQLite 18.104.22.168 was released yesterday and while it may not sound exciting from the version number, there are some measurable performance improvements with this popular embedded database update.
Git 2.5.0 was officially released this afternoon.
A new version is out of Lighttpd, the lightweight, performance-oriented web server. Like the stance of other web servers and browsers, SSL 3.0 support is being disabled by default.
It's been a very exciting month so far for Linux and open-source enthusiasts, but I'm hearing that at least one really exciting announcement may still make it out in the next week.
Version 3.3 of the CMake open-source, cross-platform build system is now available.
Junio Hamano announced the release on Tuesday for Git 2.5.0-rc3, which is made up of more than 500 commits since Git 2.4.0.
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