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  • 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.

  • Pick of the Bunch: Cloud Development Tools

    Cloud computing is not simply a popular phrase; it is a very important part of how we use technology. Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.

    The cloud eliminates maintenance and management issues, and eliminates the risk of running out of capacity. Cloud-based applications also have the virtue of being accessible from any location with an internet connection. And Linux continues to demonstrate that it is the go-to cloud platform.

    Developers need a broad set of powerful tools to use the cloud. There are far too many excellent cloud development tools, and this is not an exhaustive survey. But here are four excellent tools that caught our eye. The first is Dirigible; don't be put off by its name.

  • podlators 4.00

    podlators is the distribution that includes the Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules for Perl, plus the pod2man and pod2text driver scripts (among a few other, more minor things).

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  • Resuming work on Yokadi

    A few weeks ago we started working again on Yokadi, our command-line oriented, todo list. We are now finally ready to release version 1.0. This new version fixes a few bugs but does not bring new features. This lack of new features is actually a conscious decision: we wanted to make changes under the hood, and doing changes under the hood at the same time as adding new features is often a recipe for disaster.

  • remctl 3.10

    remctl is a simple and secure remote command execution protocol using GSS-API. Essentially, it's the thinnest and simplest possible way to deploy remote network APIs for commands using Kerberos authentication and encryption.

  • rra-c-util 5.9

    A minor release of my C utility library, including some changes required for the previous release of pam-afs-session and the upcoming release of remctl.

  • Feeding Emacs

    For the past fifteen years, I have been tweaking my ~/.emacs continously, most recently by switching to Spacemacs. With that switch done, I started to migrate a few more things to Emacs, an Atom/RSS reader being one that's been in the queue for years - ever since Google Reader shut down. Since March 2013, I have been a Feedly user, but I wanted to migrate to something better for a long time. I wanted to use Free Software, for one.

  • ELKI 0.7.0 on Maven and GitHub

    Version 0.7.0 of our data mining toolkit ELKI is now available on the project homepage, GitHub and Maven.

Wine 1.8-RC2

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FFmpeg 2.8.3 "Feynman" Released, It's Now the Latest Stable FFmpeg Version

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Earlier today, November 27, FFmpeg, the leading multimedia framework for Linux kernel-based operating systems has received a new maintenance release, version 2.8.3, which updates many of the project's core components.

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Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.8-rc2 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

The source is available from the following locations:

Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

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  • Kafka and syslog-ng

    First of all, let me introduce Kafka, a high-throughput distributed messaging system. It was originally developed by LinkedIn as a backbone of a website activity tracking infrastructure. Once open source, it was developed further under the umbrella of the Apache Foundation. In 2014 Confluent was founded to provide enterprise level support to Kafka users. Kafka is now used by major companies, including Netflix, Twitter and PayPal. There are now many more uses for Kafka: message queuing, log aggregation, stream processing or as a commit log.

  • Nmap 7.00 Has Been Released

    As you may know, Nmap is a command-line network exploration tool that supports ping scanning to determine the online hosts, port scanning techniques and TCP/IP fingerprinting for remote device identification.

  • Atom 1.2.4 Has Been Released
  • Vuze 5.7 (Open-Source BitTorrent Client) Has Been Released
  • Aptik 1.6.6 (Backup Software) Has Been Released

    As you may know, Aptik is an open-source application that enables the users to easily perform and restore backups of PPAs, aplications and packages in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivates.

  • Linphone 3.9.1 Brings Only Bug-Fixes

    As you may know, Linphone is an open-source VoIP service that allows the users to perform voice calls, video calls and text conversations with friends and other Linphone users.

  • Install QGifer 0.2.3 RC2 on Ubuntu

    Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems is easy.

  • Wireshark 2.0 Has Been Released

    As you already know, Wireshark is an open-source protocol analyzer software, very used for monitoring the network traffic.

  • Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” Brings Changes

virt-manager 1.3.0

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AMD's Radeon Software Crimson doesn't live up to the hype on Linux

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Good news, gamers! AMD just launched Radeon Software Crimson for both Windows and Linux.

The Windows drivers saw some serious improvements and contain a slick new control panel. But despite promises of performance improvements for games on Linux, little has changed on open-source operating systems. These are the same old Linux drivers with some new branding.

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  • PacketFence v5.5 released

    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.5.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.

  • Wammu 0.40

    The list of changes is not really huge:

    Correctly escape XML output.
    Make error message selectable.
    Fixed spurious D-Bus error message.
    Translation updates.

  • 20 Years of GIMP, release of GIMP 2.8.16

    Back in 1995, University of California students, Peter Mattis and Kimball Spencer, were members of the eXperimental Computing Facility, a Berkeley campus organization of undergraduate students enthusiastic about computers and programming. In June of that year, the two hinted at their intentions to write a free graphical image manipulation program as a means of giving back to the free software community.

  • NetworkManager 1.0.8 Is a Massive Release, Supports IPv6-Only VPN Connections

    The developers of the popular NetworkManager software, which is used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems as the default network connection manager solution, have announced a new stable release, NetworkManager 1.0.8.

  • RAR 5.30 Brings Multipart Support for 7-Zip and Testing for tar.gz, tar.bz2 and tar.xz

    RAR is a powerful archive manager that can be used to reduce the size of files and to decompress RAR, ZIP, and other formats. A new major upgrade has been released, bring the version number up to 5.30.

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