Released as open source in August, OpenVDB, a C++ library for volumetric processing, has now reached version 0.99 with Houdini integration plugging the code into a powerful commercial 3D animation system.
The Firefox developers have decided to stop development of the experimental 64-bit Windows version of the open source browser. There will be no more nightly builds and testers are encouraged to switch to the 32-bit version.
The first beta of PyPY 2.0 adds support for ARM processors and compatibility with CFFI to the "very compliant" Python interpreter; despite being a beta, its developers say that it is suitable for production use.
GNOME developer Matthias Clasan has announced that, with the upcoming demise of "fallback mode," the project will support a set of official GNOME Shell extensions to provide a more "classic" experience. "And while we certainly hope that many users will find the new ways comfortable and refreshing.
If you've been wanting to upgrade to Windows 8 but balk at paying then, firstly, you're a bad person but, secondly, now your opportunity's here. Microsoft just screwed up and handed out a free activation key for the OS. More »...