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Some Early Mockups Of The New OpenBenchmarking.org

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.

26 December 2015 - OpenBenchmarking.org-2.0 - 5 Comments
The Open-Source Linux Letdowns of 2015

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.

24 December 2015 - Open-Source Letdowns - 28 Comments
Jolla Is Saved By A Fresh Round Of Funding

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.

18 December 2015 - Jolla Finances - 17 Comments
Changes Coming For PostgreSQL 9.5

The PostgreSQL 9.5 release change-log was recently updated in Git to reflect all of the latest changes for this next version of this database server due out in 2016.

16 December 2015 - PostgreSQL 9.5 - 8 Comments
AppStream 0.9 Brings Many Changes, Breaks API/ABI

Version 0.9 of AppStream is now available. As a refresher, AppStream is a FreeDesktop.org specification backed by multiple major Linux distributions as a cross-distribution effort of standardizing Linux component metadata.

14 December 2015 - AppStream 0.9 - 7 Comments
Hashcat Is Now Open-Source

Several Phoronix readers have written in that Hashcat -- both in its CPU and OpenCL/CUDA forms -- have been open-sourced.

9 December 2015 - OpenCL Hashcat Too - Add A Comment
Improving GPU Texture Compression

Rich Geldreich, the compression expert formerly employed by Valve and now working for Unity, has written a blog post covering the future of GPU texture compression.

8 December 2015 - The Future - 3 Comments
LZHAM Is Still Ticking Along To Further Open-Source Lossless Compression

It's been nearly one year since last talking about LZHAM, the lossless data compression codec designed by a former Valve developer and has been showing great potential -- particularly by game developers for compressing assets. While LZHAM news has been quiet, Rich Geldreich has still been hard at work on advancing open-source lossless compression.

29 November 2015 - LZHAM - 1 Comment
An Open Letter From Jolla's Co-Founder

Given the news last week about Jolla going through a big round of temporary layoffs and debt restructuring, Antti Saarnio, the co-founder and Chairman of Jolla, has written an open letter about the situation.

24 November 2015 - Jolla News - 15 Comments
BusyBox Drops Systemd Support

Following the recent BusyBox 1.24 release, the developers behind this "Swiss Army Knife of embedded Linux" have decided to drop systemd support.

1 November 2015 - BusyBox Drops Systemd - 61 Comments
Many Changes Coming To The Next Version Of SDL2, Wayland/Mir By Default

It's been over two years since the release of SDL 2.0 and 19 months since the debut of the last SDL 2.0 point release, SDL 2.0.3. However, a lot of new activity continues piling in the Git code for whenever the next Simple Directmedia Layer release might happen to benefit cross-platform gamers and other users of this library.

22 October 2015 - SDL 2.x - 9 Comments
Libinput 1.0.2 Brings Fixes

Peter Hutterer announced the release of libinput 1.0.2, as the newest version of this input handling library used by Wayland compositors as well as optionally by the X.Org Server and forthcoming to Mir.

21 October 2015 - libinput 1.0.2 - Add A Comment
OwnCloud Server 8.2 Released

The next version of ownCloud, a popular open-source alternative to Dropbox for file hosting, has been released. Meet ownCloud 8.2.

20 October 2015 - ownCloud 8.2 - 6 Comments

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