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CUPS 2.4 Coming Next Month, CUPS 2.5 + CUPS 3.0 Already In Planning

An Open Printing micro-conference took place today during the Linux Plumbers Conference 2021 week. While it's hard to get excited about printers in 2021, it is exciting the renewed effort around CUPS with it now being back to effectively led by the community and CUPS founder Michael Sweet who left Apple. CUPS 2.4 is coming as the first feature release in quite a while and then CUPS 2.5 followed by CUPS 3.0 are already being talked about with features being discussed.

20 September 2021 - CUPS Printing - 14 Comments
China's Alternative To GSoC Is Seeing Some Interesting Summer Open-Source Projects

Back in May we wrote about China launching an alternative to Google Summer of Code and Outreachy. This global open-source program hosted by the Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences is running "Summer 2021" for encouraging university-aged students regardless of gender or nationality to get involved in open-source development.

11 July 2021 - China Coding Challenge - 47 Comments
Blender 3.0 Likely Delayed 2 Months For Post-Lockdown Breather, Cycles X Might Land

The wildly successful Blender 3D open-source modeling software has been working hard towards its Blender 3.0 release but will likely now be proactively delayed to allow developers more time to relax with COVID-19 lockdowns/restrictions loosening, the possibility of developer meetups pre-3.0, and letting more changes flow into this big feature release.

16 June 2021 - Blender 3.0 - Add A Comment
Git 2.32 Released With Numerous Improvements

Version 2.32 of the Git distributed revision control system is now available with a variety of improvements from performance optimizations to usability enhancements and a whole lot of bug fixes.

6 June 2021 - Git 2.32 - 7 Comments
Blender 2.93 LTS Released With Big Changes

Blender has introduced the Blender 2.93 LTS 3D creation suite as their last major milestone of the Blender 2.x series before moving to the next-generation 3D creation pipeline with Blender 3.0.

2 June 2021 - Blender 2.93 - 13 Comments
Fosshost Enters Into Long-Term Partnership With Freenode

Along with various open-source projects leaving the Freenode IRC network following infighting/managerial changes at Freenode, Fosshost that provides web hosting services for many open-source projects also shifted from Freenode to Libera.Chat. But now this week, Fosshost announced they have entered into a long-term partnership with Freenode.

2 June 2021 - Fosshost + Freenode - 13 Comments
Windows vs. Linux, 5.13 Kernel, FreeBSD 13, Other May Excitement

Over the past month on Phoronix there was a lot of excitement by readers around the in-development Linux 5.13 kernel, Mesa advancements, notable new software releases like dav1d and Zstd 1.5, new hardware benchmarking around Xeon Scalable Ice Lake and AMD's latest wares, and more.

1 June 2021 - May 2021 - Add A Comment

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