Apple has opened the source code of Grand Central Dispatch (GCD), a powerful, system-wide concurrency framework that was introduced in Mac OS X 10.6. The userspace library component of GCD, which is called libdispatch, is now available for download under the terms of the Apache Software License..
With a major update of its own slated in another couple of months, the cross-platform OpenOffice.org office suite has also spurred a spate of intriguing offshoots, ranging from a thumbnail USB edition to the Go-oo variant and beyond.
Some Web authoring programs are very easy to use, like OpenOffice.org, but produce horrendously complicated HTML files. ¬†Other applications are geared toward twiddling every single tag, like Bluefish. Kompozer strikes a good balance with a nice user interface, clean tagging, and built-in publishing features.
The hard code freeze for GNOME 2.28.0 is coming up soon with the final release of this feature-update to GNOME coming out at the end of this month, but available now is the GNOME 2.28 release candidate.