The latest feature added to the popular Vim text editor is asynchronous processing.
For those relying upon the Phoronix Test Suite for your open-source, automated benchmark needs on Linux, BSD, Solaris, and other operating systems, a number of new test profiles were recently made available.
Build2 was announced today by Code Synthesis with an alpha release of this new cross-platform toolchain for building and packaging C++ code-bases.
Dutch software firm StreamComputing has launched an educational project aiming to get more developers using OpenCL and as part of this initiative they will try to port as many GEGL operations to OpenCL as possible.
Samba 4.4 Release Candidate 1 was tagged today in getting ready the next major version of this open-source SMB/CIFS implementation.
2015 was filled with many interesting Linux/open-source announcements by Microsoft and it looks like 2016 will not be any different. Today they announced the open-sourcing of a new project.
As most Phoronix readers know, a new version of OpenBenchmarking.org has been in development for a few months now and it will finally make its official premiere next month alongside Phoronix Test Suite 6.2-Gamvik.
The Android-x86 project has announced their fourth stable release of Android KitKat for Intel/AMD architectures and this may be their last release for this branch.
A few days ago it was pointed out that The Linux Foundation updated their by-laws and no longer allows individual members to elect directors. That news obviously caused a fair bit of controversy in the online community for several reasons.
PulseAudio 8.0 has been released as the latest version of this open-source sound server.
Today a new batch of improvements were committed to LinuxBenchmarking.com while more UI/UX improvements and other functionality is still landing in the days ahead.
The Linux Foundation has quietly changed their stance concerning individual members being allowed to vote for directors of the foundation.
We are only half-way through January yet there's been so much exciting news already for open-source and Linux enthusiasts as well as when it comes to interesting computer hardware.
OpenDesktop.org, the network of sites like KDE-Look, KDE-Apps.org, GNOME-Look.org, and others, has been acquired by Blue Systems.
When ending out 2015 I wrote about some of the open-source Linux letdowns of the year while since then Phoronix readers have suggested more items that they were sad to see not materialize this year.
PostgreSQL 9.5 was officially released this morning with several exciting new features.
SQLite 3.10 has been released today as the latest version of this widely-used SQL database engine library.
Hyperion Entertainment confirmed that at the end of December the source code to AmigaOS 3.1 was leaked, which is now causing problems for the company continuing to develop this proprietary operating system.
Junio Hamano announced the release this afternoon of Git 2.7.0, the latest stable version of this extremely popular, open-source version control system.
There is just four weeks to go until the annual Free Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM).
For those that didn't hear, Python developers will be abandoning their Mercurial-based repository and development workflow in favor of using a Git repository via GitHub.
Alexandre Prokoudine of GIMP has written an annual report on the project and its GEGL port.
For those recovered from the New Year, here's a look at the most popular Linux/open-source topics that appeared on Phoronix in December.
Webmin, the open-source project offering web-based system/server administration on Linux and an alternative to cPanel, is out with a new release after being a few months in development.
Last week I wrote about some of the open-source / Linux letdowns of the year while today's article is looking at some of the positives from throughout the year.
Coming in Q1'2016 with the Phoronix Test Suite 6.2 release will be the long overdue overhaul of OpenBenchmarking.org with a brand new user-interface, restored search capabilities, and other new features.
TigerVNC, the high performance VNC server/client backed by Red Hat and others, has released version 1.6.0 to end out the year.
While this year there were many great achievements in the Linux/open-source space with a ton of new innovations, exciting free software project releases, and much more (I'll have a recap of the best of 2015 in the days ahead), there were sadly many things that didn't pan out or materialize this year. Here's a look at the open-source and Linux letdowns of 2015.
Darktable 2.0 has been released in time for editing all of your RAW holiday photos. Darktable continues to be one of the leading open-source photography for RAW images.
Last month Jolla was in very dire shape with having to go through debt restructuring and major layoffs at the company after their latest round of financing had collapsed. Fortunately, they've received a fresh round of funding to keep the company alive.
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