• GEGL is the image processing engine that forms the foundation for many of GIMP’s functions. Version 0.3 was recently released, and is the first update the engine has seen in three years. It includes experimental multi-threading support, mipmaps, a new default tile backend, and 71 new image processing operations which are mostly ports of existing […]

  • A problem with Wayland’s license was recently uncovered when a Wikipedia editor pointed out a discrepancy between the license statement in the project’s FAQ, and the license found in the actual code. The code was licensed under a Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer (HPND) license when it should have been licensed under MIT. This confusion […]

  • Pinot has been the de-facto analytics program used by LinkedIn for more than two years to provide insight to information like profile views, company follow analytics and A/B testing analytics. The program provides an OLAP datastore that emphasizes scalability, low latency, data freshness, and high availability. It uses data from Hadoop and Kafka, and provides […]

  • Fedora 22, the latest version of a popular Linux distribution that’s backed by Red Hat, has been released. It includes quite a few improvements, with one of the major changes being the new package management system, DNF. This new package management system replaces Yum and is a fork of the same project. It makes use […]

  • The Docker Hub is a central repository for Developers to push and pull container images. Banyan performed a study on the security of numerous Docker Hub images to understand how vulnerable they might be to security threats. Their research uncovered the fact that 36% of Docker Hub images contain what the US Government considers high-profile […]

  • Valve, the company behind the popular video game distribution platform Steam, has announced that the first round of their Linux-based Steam Machines are now available to be preorderd, and will be shipped to preorder customers starting October 16, with retailers to have them available shortly thereafter. These devices run Valve’s own SteamOS, a derivative of […]

  • Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a collaborative environment to bring a Linux software stack to the connected car. The project has released its own open source In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software that features a dashboard, home screen, navigation map, media playback, audio controls, and more. Each feature also includes detailed design requirement documents with descriptions, use […]

  • Rust is a programming language that combines low-level performance control with high-level convenience and safety guarantees to serve as a “drop-in” replacement for C. The language is designed to appeal to both experienced systems programmers and newcomers alike. The release of version 1.0 marks the community’s commitment to providing a stable language, and the project […]

  • Canonical, the lead company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has announced an expansion of their effort to run Ubuntu on as many platforms as possible. The company announced that Ubuntu Snappy will be coming to the Open Compute Platform (OCP) network switches.Ubuntu will bring an assortment of benefits to the OCP, including the fastest, smallest, […]