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Developer Linux News for Dec 13, 2010

  • Making realistic characters for Blender with MakeHuman (Dec 13, 2010, 20:05)
    FreeSoftwareMagazine: "But it's obviously a very often-needed task, using a lot of common elements, so you'd think someone would come up with a tool to make it easier. And you'd be right. The free-software tool of choice for this task is MakeHuman"

  • Top 5 Security Threats in HTML5 (Dec 13, 2010, 19:35)
    eSecurity Planet: "But with any major introduction of new features, HTML5 also brings with it potential security vulnerabilities â€" which is not to say that HTML5 is "flawed," but that, invariably, there will be new attack vectors for hackers to exploit."

  • Good News Out Of Unigine's Linux Game Competition (Dec 13, 2010, 17:35)
    Phoronix: "Last month the company behind the very advanced Unigine Engine launched a Linux game development competition whereby they would give away a free license to the game development team that came up with the best game idea and would provide a native Linux game client. Submissions for this contest ended on Friday."

  • Android will be using ext4 starting with Gingerbread (Dec 13, 2010, 17:05)
    Linux Developer Networks: "Starting with Gingerbread, newer Android phones (starting with the Nexus S) will be using the ext4 file system. Very cool!"

  • Debian and Red Hat close Exim hole (Dec 13, 2010, 16:35)
    The H Open: "Four days after a security hole was discovered in the free Exim mail server, the developers of Debian and Red Hat have released corrected versions for their Linux distributions"

  • Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 10 for December 2010 (Dec 13, 2010, 15:05)
    We'll see: "As I mentioned recently, the Ubuntu Technical Board is reviewing the most popular topics in Ubuntu Brainstorm and coordinating official responses on behalf of the project. This means that the most popular topics on Ubuntu Brainstorm receive expert answers from the people working in these areas."

  • The kernel and the C library as a single project (Dec 13, 2010, 14:05)
    LWN.net: "Linux is nearly unique, however, in its division of kernel and user-space development. Proprietary operating systems have always been managed as a single project encompassing both user and kernel space; other free systems (the BSDs, for example) are run that way as well. Might Linux ever take a more integrated approach?"

  • Too Many Shoot 'Em Up Games (Dec 13, 2010, 13:35)
    Tildehash: "But I can't help but be disappointed that developers aren't taking advantage of the advanced Free Software game engines, especially since most of the plays mentioned above don't have versions for GNU+Linux."

  • Conference on free / open source software in Lviv (Dec 13, 2010, 11:05)
    FOSS Lviv 2011: The International Research and Practice Conference "FOSS Lviv-2011" will take place in Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukrainia, on February, 1 - 4.

  • Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 14 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100) (Dec 13, 2010, 07:05)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 14 GNOME desktop. With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop."