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Facebook's HipHop 2.0 Virtual Machine Is Very Fast

Released last month by Facebook was their open-source HipHOp "HHVM" 2.0 virtual machine. Benchmarks of HHVM at Phoronix show that the code does live up to Facebook's performance claims...

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Qt 5.1 Alpha Is Out With iOS, Android, New Features

In preparation for the upcoming release of Qt 5.1, the alpha release of this first major update to the Qt5 tool-kit is now available...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.9-rc6

The 3.9-rc6 kernel prepatch is out. Linus says: "Nothing really exciting stands out, I think the appended ShortLog gives a good overview for people who want to wallow in the details… Things seem to be on track, which means that unless something comes up, rc7 will probably be the last...

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One of the Best Apps for Photographers, Darktable 1.2 released

The Darktable team has announced the release of version 1.2 which brings some new features, support for more cameras and bug fixes.

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HTML5: Alive And Well With CIOs

Apparently, native apps have won. We even said so right here on ReadWrite. After all, Facebook apparently likes native more.  Unfortunately, CIOs missed the memo, and the dirty little secret is that most of the world's software, including apps, is written for use, not sale. That means that most of the world's software is not going to follow what Facebook's mobile strategy is, but rather what those stodgy enterprises do. Those stodgy enterprises? They're all in on HTML5. I spent Wednesday afternoon with a who's who of enterprise CIOs and CTOs in New York City, talking about Big Data, cloud and mobile. With the Facebook Phone in mind, I polled the group on its mobile applications. Every single executive - not one exception - was building hybrid HTML5 apps, meaning the bulk of the app is written in HTML5 with a native wrapper to improve performance, add camera access, etc. Every. Single. One. And...

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LibreOffice 4.0.2 Fixes Small Bugs and Glitches

The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 4.0.2 glitch-fix update. How stable is an app that gets "glitch updates?" ...just a few glitches to fix. Well, let's look at the changelogs and see. Of course, you get the numerous importing bugs fixed, but one interesting fix right at the top is for a resource leak. I'm having a hard time understanding what that's all about, but...

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