Eevee is the codename for the Blender project to implement a realtime engine with physically-based rendering (PBR) within Blender 2.8.
Audacity 2.1.3 has been released as the latest version of this popular open-source audio software.
The Pidgin instant messenger client has seen its first release in nine months.
For those curious, here is how much various open-source projects have in the bank.
Collabora has announced an update to their Online Development Edition 2.0 platform.
Samba 4.6.0 is now available as the project's latest stable release for SMB/CIFS support on Linux systems.
Version 3.2 of the Postfix mail transfer agent is now available.
For those looking for some interesting weekend reading, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has provided a lengthy write-up about what happened in Munich with regards to LiMux and the possibility of abandoning their Linux/open-source efforts in favor of going back to Microsoft Windows.
Thomas Rini of the Konsulko Group presented at this week's Linux Foundation Embedded Linux Conference (ELC2017) about the state of U-Boot.
Several years back we wrote about Ultra Kernel Samepage Merging (UKSM) for data de-duplication within the Linux kernel for transparently scanning all application memory and de-duping it where possible. While the original developer is no longer active, a new developer has been maintaining the work and continues to support it on the latest Linux kernel releases.
Junio Hamano announced on Friday the release of Git 2.12.0.
OpenSSL has been hit by another "high" severity security vulnerability.
With the release of Flatpak 0.8.3, this open-source sandboxing tech is a bit more suited for Linux gaming.
SQLite 3.17.0 was released today as the newest version of this widely-used embedded database library.
Available this weekend is the newest release of the Ardour digital audio workstation software for Linux, macOS, and Windows.
Linux game porter and SDL developer Ryan "Icculus" Gordon has shared some performance measurements when bringing SDL's new audio conversion support within web-browsers using EmScripten.
There's a new open-source project in the works aiming to be a software-based 2D renderer that uses JIT pipeline construction.
Netdata, for the uninitiated, is a distributed real-time performance and health monitoring suite. Netdata can be used for monitoring server performance/health as well as VMs, IoT devices, and more in a "fast and efficient" manner. Netdata 1.5 has been released as a big update to this open-source tool.
A big update to Synfig is now available, an open-source 2D animation software package for Linux / Windows / macOS.
There's a new release available of the HarfBuzz text shaping library used by projects like Qt, Pango, GTK, LibreOffice, Firefox, and many other software projects. HarfBuzz 1.4 is a significant release.
The release candidate is out for the upcoming Samba 4.6 version of this open-source SMB/CIFS implementation.
Fitting nicely into the related discussion of Should Tarballs Be On Their Way Out The Door In 2017?, Intel developer Arjan Van De Ven of the Clear Linux project has compared various data compression options.
It's been about one year since the last Inkscape release while now available is version 0.92 as a relatively big update to this open-source vector drawing program.
A new version of the musl libc standard library is available for those interested in this lightweight alternative to glibc and others.
The .tar archive file format has been around for decades, but GNOME / free software developer Jussi Pakkanen suggests that it's time for a modern solution.
SQLite 3.16.0 was released today and it's quite a feature-packed release for being the first update of 2017.
Zlib 1.2.9 was released this weekend as the first update to this data compression library in more than three years.
Last year I had written about the The Open-Source Linux Letdowns of 2015 and then Other Letdowns For Linux / Open-Source Users From 2015, which ended up being among the most viewed articles of 2016. So I figured I'd once again share a list of what personally was disappointing not to see happen in 2016 within the Linux/open-source space.
Libpng 1.6.27, 1.5.28, 1.4.20, 1.2.57, and 1.0.67 were all released today to fix a pointer null dereference bug dating back to 1995.
A big update to the Open-Source Computer Vision library was quietly released just before Christmas.
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