Now with the new Apache HTTP 2.4.20 update, there are some incremental improvements, most notably in HTTP2 support.
Since mid-2015 we were using the dep11-generator in Debian to build AppStream metadata about available software components in the distribution.
Last night I found time to finally install the first release candidate of Volumio 2, my preferred audio player software. This is more exciting than it sounds, because when I read the blogpost last summer that Volumio is going to be completely rewritten, with replacing the base technologies, I was a bit afraid that this will be one of the last bits that we heard from this project. Too many cool projects died after famous last announcements like that.
Kovid Goyal, the developer of the open-source and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, has announced today, April 15, 2016, the release of the Calibre 2.55 update for all supported platforms.
The final release of the Clementine 1.3 open-source and multiplatform music player software has debuted today for all supported operating systems, bringing dozens of new features and improvements over previous versions.
Yesterday, Gammu 1.37.1 and Gammu 1.37.2 have been released. As usual it collects bug fixes and minor improvements.
Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, has announced the availability of a new Beta build for the upcoming Opera 37 web browser, which promises to introduce some unique new features.
Notes is a clone of the official Mac and iOS Notes app, except that there are also versions that run on Microsoft Windows and Linux.
GNOME 3.20.1 is out today as the latest stable version of the GNOME desktop environment.
GNOME 3.20.1 comes with various bug fixes and translation updates compared to GNOME 3.20 that shipped last month with many shiny features.
The GNOME 3.22 release schedule has been finalized.
You can see the GNOME 3.22 release schedule via wiki.gnome.org. Andre Klapper had posted to the desktop-devel-list this morning to say the schedule is out there.
But if GNOME’s designers manage to implement a proposed top-to-bottom redesign of the app comes, that could change.
opensource: At OSCON 2016 in Austin, Keila Banks will be giving a talk on The Automated Teen.
When it comes to CPU workloads, stunning in our Linux distribution comparisons has been Intel's Clear Linux distribution. This Intel Open-Source Technology Center project has led many of our distribution / OS comparisons with Intel engineers investing heavily in performance optimizations via AutoFDO, LTO-optimized binaries, aggressive compiler flags by default, and more. But how does the OpenGL performance compare for Clear Linux? Here are some graphics benchmarks and in select cases the results are quite a surprise.
With Weave Net 1.5, officially released today, Weave Net goes beyond its Docker container roots. That said, Docker and CNI are not exactly polar opposites either. Weaveworks COO Mathew Lodge explained to Enterprise Networking Planet that CNI and Docker Networking (libnetwork) have similar aims.
"Libnetwork enables Docker Networking for the Docker platform, including the entire Docker toolchain such as Swarm, UCP and others," Lodge said.
Easy to program in. No need to recompile, you can hack in as you would in shell. Fun.
The tools, AltDNS and Assetnote, help hackers to automatically identify subdomains and hosts, then generate mobile phone push notifications the minute new possibly-vulnerable domains are published.
But publishing source code could also let attackers “construct highly targeted attacks against the software,” or “build-in malware directly into the source code, compile, then replace key software components as 'doppelgangers' of the original,” DHS’ Office of the Chief Information Officer argued in comments posted on GitHub.
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) made it today to having no P1 regressions (the highest priority) and thus they've now branched the code for the GCC 6 series, GCC 7.0 is now on the master branch, and GCC 6.1 should be released next week.
For those still confused by the new GCC versioning scheme, GCC 6.1 will be the first stable release in the GCC 6 series. Jakub Jelinek of Red Hat who is managing the release hopes to ship GCC 6.1 by the end of next week or shortly after that point. A GCC 6.1 RC1 candidate is meanwhile imminent.
KTorrent for KF5 is available officially, please spread the news.
One known issue that struck many people is downloading to ntfs partition being slow even on ssd (!) and causing ui unresponsiveness (the root cause is inside ntfs driver). In the next release i will introduce an autodetection of ntfs and suggestion to download to a non-ntfs partition with moving files to ntfs after download finishes.
Collabora's Emil Velikov has published details about the availability of the RC (Release Candidate) build for the upcoming point release for Mesa 3D 11.2 Graphics Library.
One of the new set of patches published this week for the Intel DRM kernel graphics driver is for engine reset and recovery support for Broadwell "Gen8" graphics hardware and newer under Linux.