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Git 2.4.0-rc0 Does A Ton Of Polishing

An early preview release of Git 2.4 is now available but it doesn't add too many features as this cycle has organically found itself doing a ton of polishing and bug fixing.

26 March 2015 - Git 2.4 - 1 Comment
Plymouth Graphical Boot System Sees Rare Update

Most Linux distributions now use Plymouth as their graphical boot system / splash screen that leverages DRM/KMS kernel support. While many Linux distributions rely on Plymouth, there hasn't been a formal release in the better part of a year -- until yesterday.

18 March 2015 - Plymouth 0.9.2 - 3 Comments
LibreOffice GTK3 Support Is Indeed Moving Along

Over the night I wrote about GTK+ 3.x support being improved inside LibreOffice after noticing the relevant Git commits while now the Red Hat developer has come forward and elaborated on his work to improve the GTK-related code within LibreOffice.

12 March 2015 - LibreOffice GTK+ 3 - 14 Comments
Gitorious Gets Acquired By GitLab

Gitorious, a once formidable competitor to GitHub in the early days of the Git revision control system for hosting open-source projects, has been acquired by GitLab.

3 March 2015 - Gitorious - 7 Comments
Open-Source .NET On Linux Continues Maturing

Rich Lander of Microsoft has posted an update concerning the open-sourcing of Microsoft's .NET core and how they're looking to do feature work more in the open and with the community's involvement.

27 February 2015 - CoreCLR - 46 Comments
Reiser4 Updated For The Linux 3.18 Kernel

For those still relying upon the Reiser4 file-system and haven't migrated off to ZFS On Linux or Btrfs, the out-of-tree Reiser4 kernel code has been updated for compatibility with the Linux 3.18 kernel.

15 February 2015 - Reiser4 Linux 3.18 - 3 Comments
An Update On OpenShot! OpenShot 2.0 Hopefully Out In Next Year

Yesterday I wrote about it being a long time since the last update on OpenShot, a popular non-linear open-source video editing application that hasn't seen a major release in years, while today (coincidentally?) there's some big improvements to share.

13 February 2015 - OpenShot Video Editor - 14 Comments
OpenShot 2.0 Remains To Be Seen

It's been almost two and a half years since the last official release to the open-source OpenShot video editing software. OpenShot 2.0 has been talked about for much of this time but this major update to the once very promising non-linear video editor has yet to materialize.

12 February 2015 - OpenShot 2.0 - 14 Comments
More Optimizations Coming To LZHAM

While LZHAM 1.0 was recently released, the former Valve engineer behind the compression library targeting game assets, Rich Geldreich, is already targeting more post-1.0 improvements to this library.

7 February 2015 - LZHAM - 13 Comments

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