Developer Linux News for Aug 18, 2010
Where do Debian Developers Come From? (Aug 18, 2010, 22:33)
Linux Journal: "In a study not likely to cause
controversy, Christian Perrier has published the results of his
analysis of the number of Debian developers per country."
Critical Vulnerability Silently Patched in Linux Kernel (Aug 18, 2010, 21:47)
Softpedia: "A highly dangerous privilege
escalation vulnerability, which can allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary code as root from any GUI application, has been patched
in the Linux kernel."
Planning for a Revolution: Call to Designers (Aug 18, 2010, 17:35)
OpenSUSE Revolution: "Working on design for the
openSUSE project is indeed a hard thing to do. I am not a Novell or
openSUSE employee. I do what I do with my free time, which will be
drastically reduced soon, because the school year is starting at
the end of the month."
Mozilla: Firefox 4 will be one generation ahead (Aug 18, 2010, 14:35)
derStandard: "Over the last few years Firefox
enjoyed the role of the rising star in the browser world. Nowadays
Google Chrome seems to have taken that very spot, currently even
grabbing some market share from Mozilla."
Fontasia: View and categorize your fonts (Aug 18, 2010, 07:34)
Shallow Sky: "We were talking about fonts again
on IRC, and how there really isn't any decent font viewer on Linux
that lets you group fonts into categories. "
PyMT 0.5 advances multi-touch for Python (Aug 18, 2010, 06:04)
The H Open: "PyMT 0.5 supports Windows 7 and
Mac OS X multi-touch APIs and, in this version, now supports Linux
multi-touch kernel events, which were introduced in the 2.6.32
Python4Kids New Tutorial: Consolidation and CryptoPyThy (Aug 18, 2010, 00:04)
Python Tutorials for Kids: "...we've now got a
good slice of the basic concepts down and are able to write a
program which will make use of them. I'm calling it CryptoPyThy
('crypt-oh-pih-thee') and we can use it to make secret messages
that no one else can read"