For those looking at making Python code execute even faster, PyPy 5.1 is now available as one of the alternative Python interpreters.
Firebird 3.0 was released this week as the newest version of this popular, open-source relational database system.
Vim 7.4 is still the latest stable series for this popular text editor, but Vim 8.0 development is being worked on and as implied by the version number will see a lot of new functionality.
POCL 0.13 was released today of the Portable Computing Language that continues striving for being an MIT-licensed, portable implementation of the OpenCL standard.
SQLite 3.12 was released today with performance enhancements and more.
Git 2.8.0 has been officially released today as the latest version of this widely-utilized distributed revision control system.
ReactOS, the open-source operating system aiming for binary compatibility with Windows drivers and programs, is adding ReiserFS support.
With companies like Google and Facebook having developed keystroke fingerprinting technology to identify users based upon how long they press keys on the keyboard and the time between key presses, this poses new challenges for those wanting to stay completely anonymous on the Internet. A developer is trying to come up with a solution down to the display server or kernel level.
For those relying upon the Samba open-source project as a SMB/CIFS implementation for being able to interact with file and print services from Microsoft Windows systems, Samba 4.4.0 is now available.
If you are a student looking to participate in this year's Google Summer of Code or a woman or other under-represented group in tech, the Outreachy deadline is too coming up.
OwnCloud 9.0 has been released today as "the biggest and most important ownCloud release so far with a ton of performance improvements, bug fixes, cleanup but also new features."
Blender 2.77 is set to be released soon as the next feature release of this open-source 3D modeling program while 2.77 RC2 is the current development release.
A major vulnerability was made public this morning that concerns SSLv2.
Junio Hamano released Git 2.8 Release Candidate 0 on Friday for showcasing the newest features and improvements for this distributed version control system.
OpenBenchmarking.org officially turns five years old today! It was this day back in 2011 that OpenBenchmarking.org was officially announced from the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) in conjunction with Phoronix Test Suite 3.0-Iveland.
Calamares 2.0 was released today as the newest major release of this distribution-independent, open-source installer framework.
A Phoronix reader wrote in with the work he's done on implementing a full-functioning Btrfs file-system driver for Windows.
Outreachy, the project formerly known as the GNOME Outreach Program for Women, has opened up their application process for their 2016 summer period.
SQLite 3.11.0 was released this week as the newest version of this widely-used, embedded SQL database library.
Apologies for the brief downtime this evening of the forums with upgrading to the latest major release of the forum software.
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.
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.
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