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Linux Foundation Announces A Core Infrastructure Initiative

The Linux Foundation has announced a multi-million dollar Core Infrastructure Initiative to fund critical open-source projects. The first project receiving money from this pool is OpenSSL.
24 April 2014 - Core Infrastructure - 17 Comments

Audacious 3.5 Lightweight Audio Player Released

Audacious, an open-source audio player derived from XMMS that aims to be lightweight yet advanced, is out with a major release.
23 April 2014 - Audacious - 11 Comments

Linux Foundation Shares More Details Of LinuxCon Chicago

At the end of August in Chicago will be the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon and CloudOpen at the Sheraton Chicago.
21 April 2014 - LinuxCon

Git 2.0 Test Releases Begin With Many Changes

Junio Hamano has made for an exciting weekend with the announcement of Git 2.0.0-rc0, the first test release of the upcoming Git 2.0 release that will have features breaking backward compatibility with Git 1.x.
18 April 2014 - Git 2.0 - 2 Comments

Mono Brings C# To The PlayStation 4

For those wanting to work on console games in C#, Mono's PlayStation 4 support work appears to be progressing well.
14 April 2014 - Mono - 13 Comments

Pass 1.5 Open-Source Password Manager Released

Version 1.5 of pass, the aptly named Unix standard password manager, has been released after about eighteen months of development.
13 April 2014 - Password - 4 Comments

LibreOffice 4.2.3 Takes Care Of The Heartbleed Bug

Version 4.2.3 of the LibreOffice open-source office suite is now available.
11 April 2014 - LibreOffice - 7 Comments

MongoDB 2.6 Release Brings Extensive Changes

Version 2.6 of MongoDB represents the largest release yet of the open-source NoSQL database software.
8 April 2014 - MongoDB

LibreOffice Gains 3D Bar Shape Support

The latest feature of the LibreOffice open-source office suite is for creating 3D bar shapes.
8 April 2014 - 3D Bars - 4 Comments

The OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug Strikes The Internet

As many Phoronix readers have already reported in, a very serious OpenSSL security vulnerability was discovered that allows for attackers to read memory in 64k memory chunks. A very serious bug in OpenSSL 1.0.1/1.0.2-beta is leaking information since the bug's introduction in 2011.
7 April 2014 - OpenSSL - 15 Comments

F2FS File-System Gains Large Directory Support, More Tuning

Samsung has made another feature-rich pull request for its Flash-Frienly File-System with new work that will be introduced in Linux 3.15.
7 April 2014 - Flash Friendly - 6 Comments

Midori 0.5.8 Browser Pulls In New WebKit2 Code

The lightweight Midori open-source web-browser was released this week for Linux systems.
6 April 2014 - Midori - 12 Comments

New Media/V4L2 Drivers For Linux 3.15

There's numerous new hardware drivers for the Linux 3.15 kernel when it comes to the media subsystem.
5 April 2014 - Video 4 Linux

Flourish: Chicago's Linux Event Is This Weekend

Flourish, one of the few Linux conferences held in the Chicagoland area each year, is happening this weekend. To much sadness, Flourish 2014 isn't as exciting as past years.
5 April 2014 - Flourish - 1 Comment

Warp: Facebook Open-Sources A Super Fast C/C++ Pre-Processor

Following Facebook's announcement of the Hack language and being one of the organizations backing the new WebScaleSQL, Facebook developers ended out last week by announcing Warp, their latest open-source contribution.
31 March 2014 - Warp - 20 Comments

MariaDB 10 Boosts Performance, Adds NoSQL Support

MariaDB, one of the well known forks of MySQL, is out today with version 10 of its open-source database software.
31 March 2014 - MariaDB

Facebook & Others Announce WebScaleSQL

A number of tech companies including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter announced WebScaleSQL on Thursday as a project that adapts MySQL to their massively bigger database needs.
28 March 2014 - WebScaleSQL - 9 Comments

GMP 6.0.0 Brings Faster Performance, New Features

Version 6.0.0 of the GNU Multiple Precision (GMP) Arithmetic Library has been released and it's landing heavy with new features.
26 March 2014 - GMP - 1 Comment

Maxthon Does Its First Cloud Browser Release For Linux

Last year we wrote of the Maxthon web-browser being ported to Linux and as of today the first official version is available to the public.
25 March 2014 - Maxthon - 10 Comments

Binary JSON Support Added To PostgreSQL, Competes With MongoDB

In a sign of PostgreSQL trying to better compete against MongoDB with its "BSON" (binary JSON), PostgreSQL now has support for a binary JSON data type.
24 March 2014 - JSONB - 17 Comments

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