January 26, Mozilla released “Firefox 85.0”, the latest version of its open-source web browser. Firefox has been known for its privacy features, and this release has further improved them. Firefox 85 is the latest version that follows v84, released in December 2020.
January 26, Google announced that it will turn its VR paint app “Tilt Brush” open source.
January 12, the developers team of GUI construction kit “GTK” announced its latest stable release “GTK 4.0.1”.
January 14, the developers team of “Wine”, a compatibility layer for running Windows applications on POSIX- compliant operating systems like Linux, rolled out the latest major release “Wine 6.0”.
January 5, Project Jupyter announced the release of “JupyterLab 3.0”, a next-generation Notebooks interface. This release brings great enhancements, including a debugger bundled by default. It is available from the project website.
On December 25, 2020, Ruby developers announced the latest major release “Ruby 3.0.0”. It features performance improvements, especially in its speed, making it three times faster than Ruby 2.
December 22, GitLab announced the latest release of the GitRepository manager “GitLab 13.7”.
December 15, the developer team of Mozilla’s Thunderbird released “Thunderbird 78.6.0”, the latest version of the email client. Due to the security updates, ad-on MailExtensions are improved. Thunderbird 78.6.0 is the latest version of the 78 series released in July.
December 15, CloudLinux announced the launch of a new initiative “Project Lenix”. The goal is to develop and maintain a distribution that is binary compatible with “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8” and later. Its first release is planned for the first quarter of 2021.
December 8, Synopsys announced its annual report on open-source security management and Develops practices, “DevSecOps Practices and Open Source Management in 2020”.