Open source newsThe following is a selection of our open source news roundup.

MidnightBSD 0.5 has been released on September 22, 2014

After years of development available to release a desktop-oriented operating system MidnightBSD 0.5.0, based on FreeBSD with elements ported from DragonFly BSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD. Basic desktop environment built on GNUstep, but users have the option to install WindowMaker or Xfce 4. prepared to load the installation image, the size of 737 MB.


Available for testing the final beta version of Ubuntu 14.10

The final beta release of Ubuntu 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn” has been presented. The release is scheduled for October 23. Finished installation images for a test release created for Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server, as well as Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Cloud. Also presented a second beta release Ubuntu MATE 14.10, with a desktop environment MATE.


The release of the engine to create a browser-based 3D-applications Blend4Web 14.09

The release open framework for creating browser-based 3D-applications Blend4Web 14.09 has been presented. Blend4Web designed to create a three-dimensional interactive content, what running in the browser without the use of plug-ins. Package is tightly integrated with the open package Blender, used as the primary editing tool 3D-scenes. Playback of content is done using WebGL, Web Audio, and other browser technologies.


OpenMandriva is proud to announced the release of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1

Saw the release of the distribution OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1. OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 is the third release, created by the community, after the company Mandriva SA transferred management of the project in the hands of a non-profit organization “OpenMandriva Association”. To download available Live-build size of 1.6 GB (i586, x86_64). To update, just run “urpmi –auto-update –auto-select”.


The release of Lightworks version 12

The EditShare company has released a major update of video editor Lightworks. The release for Linux is presented along with versions for Windows and OS X, is built on a single code base and not inferior to them in their capabilities. Free version of Lightworks 12 for Linux, which is limited to the preservation of the results of formats for Web (for example, MPEG4 / H.264) with a resolution of up to 720p and does not include some advanced features, such as collaboration tools, available for download in the form of 64 bit assembly RPM and DEB formats. Advanced opportunities of paid edition, you can activate through a paid subscription service.