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The Ext2Fsd project that provides an EXT3/EXT4 file-system driver for Microsoft Windows operating systems was recently updated with Windows 8 support and other changes.
18 June 2014 - Ext2Fsd - 24 Comments
The Unicode 7.0 standard was announced yesterday and adds 2,834 characters.
17 June 2014 - Unicode 7.0 - 9 Comments
Eric Anholt, one of the most prolific contributors to Intel's Mesa graphics driver stack in past years, has departed Intel to instead work for Broadcom.
17 June 2014 - Broadcom - 46 Comments
Version 3.0 of the CMake build system is now available with various improvements over CMake 2.x.
11 June 2014 - CMake 3.0 - 10 Comments
Nearly a year and a half past the first public release of Docker, Docker 1.0 is now available.
9 June 2014 - Docker 1.0 - 6 Comments
Further fallout from the Heartbleed bug has occurred with another set of security vulnerabilities now being disclosed for OpenSSL.
5 June 2014 - OpenSSL - 18 Comments
It still is not really clear what happened to TrueCrypt with the official web-site still warning users against using the software; there's been no further confirmation whether it was a web-site hack, a back-door found in the software, government intervention, or other reason for shutting down the open-source project.
30 May 2014 - TrueCrypt.ch - 6 Comments
The Linux Foundation has some new updates this morning concerning their Core Infrastructure Initiative that basically came as a result of the widely published OpenSSL heartbleed bug to provide the OpenSSL project with better funding for development and auditing.
29 May 2014 - Linux Foundation - 5 Comments
Version 2.0 of Git is now available.
28 May 2014 - Git 2.0
The TrueCrypt open-source disk encryption software has been potentially compromised and users are now told to avoid the software.
28 May 2014 - TrueCrypt - 46 Comments
Blender 2.71 will soon be released as the latest version of the open-source 3D animation/modeling software while out now is a test release.
28 May 2014 - Blender 2.71 - 8 Comments
Open-source developer Poul-Henning Kamp is pushing for the HTTP Working Group to toss out their current work on the HTTP 2.0 standard and to start over.
26 May 2014 - HTTP 2.0 - 7 Comments
The beta release of LibreOffice 4.3 is available this week with many new features being under development for this popular open-source office suite.
25 May 2014 - LibreOffice 4.3 - 9 Comments
For those that may have some extra time over the summer months that are looking to get involved with some new open-source work and are looking for something that's high-profile but often overlooked, Cairo would be a great project.
21 May 2014 - Cairo - 1 Comment
Junio Hamano has announced the fourth Git 2.0.0 release candidate with an expectation of shipping the final version quite soon with no more development releases planned.
21 May 2014 - Git 2.0.0
After a year of development, xfsprogs 3.2.0 has been released as the latest version of the user-space program and other components for the XFS file-system. The big addition to xfsprogs 3.2.0 is supporting a new on-disk format.
16 May 2014 - xfsprogs 3.2 - 23 Comments
Just yesterday I talked about Reiser4 being updated for Linux 3.14 and now supporting multiple transaction models. For the next Reiser4 patch release it looks like discard support will be added to the file-system.
7 May 2014 - Reiser4 - 16 Comments
The Entangle open-source application for tethered camera control and capturing is out with a major release.
3 May 2014 - Entangle 0.6
SystemTap 2.5 is now available as the latest version of this open-source Linux software for being like DTrace in being able to dynamically trace and diagnose system issues.
30 April 2014 - SystemTap 2.5
It's been a long time since the last major release of the Inkscape open-source vector graphics editor software, but the 0.91 release (formerly known as Inkscape 0.49) is still brewing and will be a very exciting release with a ton of new functionality.
28 April 2014 - Inkscape 0.91 - 16 Comments
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