The Pixman low-level pixel manipulation library is nearing its 0.31.2 release. Pixman 0.31.2 is now up to a release candidate state and with it comes some performance optimizations.
Xfce's Xfdesktop component that serves as the desktop manager for the lightweight GTK-based desktop environment has seen a new release.
The user-space component to the SELinux project saw a major release yesterday. The libselinux, checkpolicy, libsemanage, libsepol, policycoreutils, and sepolgen software was updated to version 2.2.
Blender 2.69 is now out as the latest release of the open-source 3D modelling software.
Cisco announced this morning their plans to open-source their H.264 codec under a BSD license and make it available free for all. Cisco is open-sourcing their H.264 codec without assessing any fees in an effort to push H.264 for the WebRTC real-time communication API.
DNF, the next-generation version of the Yum package manager, saw a new release today and with it comes two new major features.
After being in development for years, wxWidgets 3.0 went into RC state at the beginning of October. Before closing out October, the open-source tool-kit project is now out with its second release candidate.
Cinelerra, one of the popular open-source video editors and compositors for Linux, hadn't seen an official update since July of 2012 but pushed this week was a source package for their next major release.
With a commit made on Friday, Eclipse's SWT platform is now using GTK 3.x by default over GTK 2.x.
With Apple controlling the development of CUPS open-source printing system, in recent years the major CUPS releases have immediately followed OS X releases. As a result, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that now with the official availability of OS X 10.9 "Mavericks", there is a new major CUPS release. CUPS 1.7.0 is the new version and it adds "polishing" to the multi-platform print server.
It's been a while since last having major updates to share on Xiph.Org's Daala, the next-generation open-source video codec, but today there's a new technical overview update. The latest update on Daala covers prediction of chroma planes from luma.
Earlier in the year I wrote about an initiative to bring Lua scripting support to the NetBSD kernel. With a Lua interpreter within the kernel, it would be easy to extend kernel subsystems, prototype new features, and lower the barrier to entry for NetBSD development. Well, that support for Lua has now been officially added to the NetBSD kernel.
Last month I wrote about the launch of OpenZFS as an initiative to organize the various open-source ZFS file-system projects around Linux, BSD, OS X, and other platforms. OpenZFS is an umbrella project now for all the different ZFS implementations since the code became available during the Sun Microsystems glory days.
Tux3, a promising open-source file-system that never seems to quite make it off the ground and goes dormant once in a while, appears to now be back on track. The lead Tux3 developer is working at Samsung and has begun plotting future features pre and post merge into the mainline kernel.
A new release of BlueZ is out that projects a command-line client for its Bluetooth OBject EXchange support.
Samba 4.1.0 was released on Friday and with it comes support for encrypted transport, Btrfs file-system integration, server-side copy support, and other new features for the popular open-source software re-implementing Microsoft's SMB/CIFS networking protocol.
Our latest benchmarks of the Linux 3.12 kernel are looking at the I/O performance between the Noop, CFQ, and Deadline schedulers on the latest Linux kernel when using the high-end Intel Core i7 4960X.
LinuxMint has now officially announced the release of the Cinnamon desktop GNOME Shell 3.x fork.
OwnCloud, the open-source private cloud storage service, is preparing to make a huge step forward with its upcoming version six release. OwnCloud 6 Alpha 1 was released today and with it comes many new end-user features.
Linux Mint's Cinnamon 2.0 desktop fork of the GNOME Shell has been tagged and is being readied for release.
Earlier this week DirectFB developers published support for running Wayland's Weston on the Direct Frame-Buffer. This was just one of several interesting projects out of DirectFB and now they have a bit of a road-map concerning the future of their project.
After being in development for several years, the first release candidate of the wxWidgets 3.0 tool-kit is now available. This update to the wxWidgets cross-platform GUI tool-kit has received extensive changes to make this a very exciting and worthwhile upgrade.
As the latest interesting event in the Wayland world, DirectFB developers have ported Wayland's Weston compositor to run on DirectFB so that any DirectFB platform can now use Weston, including EGL and OpenGL ES support.
The latest release of libbluray, the open-source Blu-ray library used by VLC, MPlayer, and XBMC among other multimedia projects, has better support for Blu-ray Disc Java and Blu-ray menus.
Ilixi is a tool-kit designed around the DirectFB environment that is very lightweight, supports key and pointer navigation, provides event-driven widgets, aims to be very fast, and is designed for use atop only DirectFB. Ilixi has picked up many features this year and it's now deemed production ready.
The Simple DirectMedia Layer post-SDL2.0 code now has support for the popular low-cost low-end Raspberry Pi ARM platform.
Haiku OS, the open-source operating system inspired by BeOS, now has package management support.
Just days after a brand new cloud operating system was released, IBM is out with a new operating system of its own. FusedOS is IBM's new research project that's now an open-source general purpose OS.
The Maxthon freeware web-browser that up to now has been available for Windows and OS X on the desktop is in the process of being ported to the Linux desktop. Maxthon has received high rankings in the past on Windows, but how well will this Trident/WebKit-based browser fair on Linux?
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