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GIMP's Progress In 2016, What's Ahead For 2017

GIMP contributor Alexandre Prokoudine published a lengthy blog post today looking back at what were the accomplishments for this open-source image manipulation program in 2016 and some of what's ahead for the program this year.

15 January 2017 - GIMP - 35 Comments
There's A New Port Of RISC-V For GCC

For those following the progress of the RISC-V open-source and royalty-free processor ISA, a new port of the GNU Compiler Collection for this architecture is now available.

14 January 2017 - GCC RISC-V - 1 Comment
GNU Guix/GuixSD 0.12 Released

A new version of the GNU Guix package manager and Guix System Distribution (GuixSD) is now available, version 0.12 is this new GNU release just in time for the holidays.

22 December 2016 - Guix - Add A Comment
More Offloading Code Hits GCC Mainline For Both HSA & NVPTX

For those following GCC's offloading capabilities to devices like GPUs, more work continued being mainline this week. We are onto stage 3 development of GCC 7 but items that were still being reviewed at that time are still being allowed to land. It looks like in 2017 we may finally see more GCC support come to reality when it comes to AMD HSA support and OpenMP / OpenACC offloading to NVIDIA GPUs.

25 November 2016 - GCC Offloading - 1 Comment
GCC 7 Feature Development Ends

GCC 7 feature development is officially over with the development phase entering stage three now where the focus is on bug-fixing.

14 November 2016 - GCC 7 Hits Stage 3 - Add A Comment
Ring Joins The GNU, Aims For Decentralized, Multi-Device Communication

Ring is now the newest GNU software project. Ring aims to be a universal communication software platform respecting user's freedoms and privacy. GNU Ring doesn't rely upon a centralized server and is based upon SFLPhone SIP/IAX2-compatible softphone for communication, far different from Skype.

4 November 2016 - GNU Ring - 32 Comments
GNU Tar "Pointy Feather" Vulnerability Disclosed (CVE-2016-6321)

Last week was the disclosure of the Linux kernel's Dirty COW vulnerability while the latest high-profile open-source project going public with a new security CVE is GNU's Tar. Tar CVE-2016-6321 is also called POINTYFEATHER according to the security researchers.

27 October 2016 - GNU Tar Pointy Feather - 4 Comments

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