Git 2.11 has been released as the newest version of this most widely used open-source version control system by free software projects.
This morning I posted a 20-way Darktable OpenCL comparison for this open-source digital photography workflow software that can make great use of GPUs. Those results were well-received and there were requests for more CPU data, so here are some Darktable benchmarks on more Linux boxes.
This week marks the Darktable 2.2.0-RC1 release as the developers of this open-source photography workflow software prepare for its official release, just in time if you are planning to get some new camera gear this holiday season.
For those using Rspamd for open-source e-mail spam filtering, the new version 1.4 release is now available as a big, stable feature update.
CVE-2016-4484 was disclosed on Monday as a Cryptsetup issue that allows users to easily gain access to a root initramfs shell on affected systems in a little over one minute of simply hitting the keyboard's enter key.
German conglomerate Siemens has announced they are acquiring Mentor Graphics, a company that's involved with Linux in several areas.
Version 3.7 of the CMake build system is now available.
After writing earlier this week about DirectFB returning online after their project site disappeared, the lead developer has put out an update on the project.
PackPack is a new open-source (BSD-licensed) project for building RPM and Debian packages from Git repository software sources. PackPack leverages Docker containers, semantic versioning, and can interface with the Travis continuous integration software.
Version 4.13 of RPM package manager is now available.
Over one year after the DirectFB project site disappeared and the code just appearing on GitHub, they have a project site restored but the development still appears rather dormant.
cURL 7.51.0 was released today and while it does add some new features it does contain a number of active CVEs.
For fans of FreeDOS as an alternative to MS-DOS, the 1.2 Release Candidate is now available.
Lighttpd 1.4.42 was released this Sunday morning as the newest version of this open-source, lightweight HTTP web-server.
SQLite 3.15.0 is now available as the latest feature release of this widely-used, embed-able SQL database library.
While September was very exciting for Linux users, October is looking to be even more exciting with several open-source/Linux milestones expected before month's end.
Nmap 7.30 is now available as the project's latest stable release after a long run of beta versions incorporating new features into this open-source network mapper.
The PostgreSQL 9.6 database server is now officially released as the project's latest feature release.
SDL 2.0 point releases have ranged from being a few months apart to as much as two years apart. Fortunately, SDL 2.0.5 is now being put together for release just nine months after SDL 2.0.4.
PostgreSQL 9.6 is being prepared for release on 29 September as the database system's latest major update.
Version 1.5.1 of the libjpeg-turbo library is now available. For those that have somehow managed to never hear of it, libjpeg-turbo is a BSD-licensed, faster JPEG image codec than libjpeg and has various other feature differences.
For users of Apache's CouchDB document-oriented NoSQL database system, version 2.0 was announced today.
PHP developer Pascal Martin has offered an early look at possible changes and new features for PHP 7.2 along with very early contenders for PHP 8.0.
Apple developers have announced the release of the CUPS 2.2 open-source printing system.
A proposal posted today is looking to shift the NetBeans integrated development environment from being an Oracle project to one within the Apache incubator space.
The latest high-profile open-source software project having a bad security day is MySQL... MySQL 5.5/5.6/5.7 has a nasty zero-day vulnerability.
Vi IMproved has been further improved with today's Vim 8.0 release. In fact, this is the first major release of Vim in the past decade!
FreeType 2.7 has been officially released and it's actually a big deal as it aims to bring font rendering that's better in line with what's offered by DirectWrite and ClearType on other operating systems.
After raising more than $103,000 USD last year via crowd-funding the RoundCube-Next web-based email client doesn't really appear to be going anywhere.
Wireshark 2.2 is now available as the newest version of this widely-used packet analyzer program.
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