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Some Of The Grandest Open-Source / Linux Letdowns Over The Years

There are no April Fool's Day surprises on Phoronix, but considering the occasion and the otherwise slow Easter weekend, I figured it would be fun to discuss some of the grandest open-source/Linux letdowns or failures from over the years... Here's a trip back down memory lane for some once promising projects and goals.

1 April 2018 - Open-Source Fails - 40 Comments
RenderDoc 1.0 Graphics Debugger Released

RenderDoc 1.0 has been released, the open-source standalone graphics debugger that supports frame capturing and introspection of Vulkan, D3D11, D3D12, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES APIs across all major platforms.

9 March 2018 - RenderDoc 1.0 - Add A Comment
SDL Now Disables Mir By Default In Favor Of Wayland Compatibility

With Mir focusing on Wayland compatibility now, toolkits and other software making direct use of Mir's APIs can begin making use of any existing Wayland back-end instead. GTK4 drops the Mir back-end since the same can be achieved with the Wayland compatibility and now SDL is now making a similar move.

23 February 2018 - SDL Wayland+Mir - 12 Comments
A Look Back At Python 3.0 After 10 Years

This year marks one decade since the release of Python 3. Red Hat's Victor Stinner who is also a CPython core developer provided a retrospective on Python 3 at last week's FOSDEM conference.

12 February 2018 - Python 3 - 21 Comments
Git 2.16 Released

Git maintainer Junio Hamano has released version 2.16.0 of this distributed revision control system.

18 January 2018 - GIt 2.16 - 3 Comments
Bazaar Version Control System Forked As Breezy

While the developers acknowledge modern open-source projects should be using Git as their distributed revision control system, if you find yourself still using GNU Bazaar there is now a fork known as Breezy.

8 January 2018 - GNU Bazaar To Breezy - 21 Comments
Rust 1.23 Lowers Rustc Memory Usage

For fans of Rust that didn't hear yet, Rust 1.23 was released this week as the newest stable version of this popular programming language focused on safety, speed, and concurrency.

7 January 2018 - Rust 1.23 - 20 Comments
Calamares 3.2 Upgraded Linux Installer Could Be Here In March

The Calamares project as a reminder aims to be the universal installer framework for Linux systems that is distribution-agnostic and already used by Manjaro and KaOS and OpenMandriva. Calamares 3.2 is being worked on as the installer framework's next major release.

3 January 2018 - Calamares 3.2 - 5 Comments

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