On Tuesday, representatives of four FOSS friendly agencies testified before a New York City committee considering bills that would mandate the use of FOSS by city government.
“Free and open source software has many advantages over proprietary software,” Karen Sandler, the executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, testified Tuesday before the New York City Council Committee on Contracts. “Studies show that, over time, free software is safer from vulnerabilities. Free software is auditable — security and functionality can be verified upon inspection. Anyone can independently assess the software and its risks. Developers can more easily and quickly repair discovered vulnerabilities or bugs (and bugs are very common in all software – the Software Engineering Institute estimates that an experienced software engineer produces approximately one defect for every 100 lines of code). Free software removes dependence on a single party, as anyone can make changes to their version of the software. And municipalities can hire any contractor on the open market to work on the software.”
ARM only announced the Cortex-A32 ARMv8 32-bit processor yesterday but already they've gone ahead and landed the support inside the GNU Compiler Collection.
It's not an entirely big surprise that there is already compiler support baked for the Cortex-A32 considering this is just an ultra power efficient cut-down version of the ARMv8 that runs in 32-bit mode. The ARMv8 64-bit support has been maturing in both GCC and LLVM/Clang for quite some time already. However, it's nice to see the quick turnaround time by ARM on getting the support upstream.
Conditional Directives on Chords/Notes
Create editions with/without ornaments, fingerings …
Conditional items are highlighted in the display
Object Inspector reports on them
Enhanced Object Editor
Set Conditional Behavior
Initiate Search/Edit from Object
Gaps in Staffs
Enharmonic transpositions of passages
Part naming extended to multi-staff instruments