Free Software News Archives
GDB 7.7 Debugger Released

The latest major update to the GNU Debugger is now available for developers of Ada, C, C++, Objective-C, and other languages.

6 February 2014 - GDB 7.7 - 4 Comments
Lightworks 11.5 Brings New Linux Features

The Lightworks professional non-linear video editing software that finally made it to Linux last year has seen a major update this week with the arrival of Lightworks 11.5.

30 January 2014 - Video Editor - 6 Comments
Git 1.9 RC1 Is Now Available

The first release candidate to the upcoming Git 1.9 revision control system is now available and with this major update comes a few new features.

27 January 2014 - Git 1.9 RC1 - Add A Comment
FOSDEM 2014 Is Next Weekend

FOSDEM 2014 is this coming weekend in Brussels. FOSDEM is one of my favorite open-source / Linux events in the world -- as is also a favorite by many others -- with a plethora of interesting content ranging from end-user talks to low-level technical discussions.

27 January 2014 - FOSDEM '14 - 11 Comments
Linux Kernel Block Maintainer Joins Facebook

Just a matter of weeks after the lead Btrfs file-system developers joined Facebook after leaving the Fusion-io data storage company, another key Linux kernel developer has left his post at Fusion-io to join the social network company.

24 January 2014 - Facebook File-System? - Add A Comment
OpenShot 2.0 Is Behind Schedule But Making Progress

Last year the OpenShot open-source video editor project had a very successful Kickstarter campaign where they more than doubled their goal and raised $45k USD to work on "award-winning video editing for all", cross-platform support, and a host of new features. OpenShot went rather quiet recently, but there's now new updates on the project.

13 January 2014 - OpenShot 2.0 Video Editor - 2 Comments
Mono Developers Regret Doing Moonlight In C++

Yesterday Phoronix was the first to widely report on the news this week that Cairo is being looked at for a potential 2D drawing C++ standard. It's still being evaluated by the ISO C++ standards committee but it's an interesting topic and already drew lots of feedback. Now Miguel de Icaza of Mono fame has chimed in on the matter.

4 January 2014 - Miguel de Icaza Speaks - 111 Comments
Open-Source Blu-ray Decryption Library For Linux

Some days ago there was an update released to VideoLAN's libbluray Blu-ray library that began supporting BD-J Java and other new functionality. Making news now is another but separate open-source Blu-ray news.

2 January 2014 - libdbplus - 42 Comments
Opera-Like Otter Web Browser Out In Alpha Form

A few days ago I wrote about a Qt5-powered web-browser inspired by Opera that's open-source and would see its first development release soon. There was lots of interest in the project with many Opera users having experienced a falling-out with the closed-source browser's recent versions. Now as of yesterday Otter Alpha 1 is available.

2 January 2014 - Otter Browser - 13 Comments
AnthraX Linux Kernels Remain Closed Source

AnthraX, a kernel used by some for their mobile Android devices as an alternative to the stock kernels or those from other open-source Android projects for reportedly offering better performance and functionality, is still refusing to release the kernel's source-code even though it's based on the Linux kernel and subject to the terms of the GPL.

2 January 2014 - AnthraX Kernel - 114 Comments

1110 Free Software news articles published on Phoronix.