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Developer Linux News for Jun 01, 2009

  • Ca3D-Engine: New version 9.06 released! (2009-06-01 18:34:24)
    DevMaster: "Version 9.06 (June 2009) of the Ca3D-Engine has just been released. The Ca3D-Engine is a modern game engine and game development kit with 3D real-time graphics and multi-player network support for Windows and Linux."

  • How GNU/Linux users can keep Mono at bay (2009-06-01 16:34:24)
    IT Wire: "GNU/Linux users who want to keep Mono off their systems can now use an application that warns them when elements of the open source clone of Microsoft's .NET development environment are being installed."

  • Enabling DRM in the kernel? (2009-06-01 16:04:24)
    LWN.net: "He warned: "So we should expect a certain amount of controversy and people lobbying to resist the acceptance of this patch." The basic problem is that TXT can enable Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems that are largely uncrackable."

  • Blender 2.49 Released With Great Changes (2009-06-01 13:34:24)
    Phoronix: "A new release of Blender, the immensely popular open-source 3D modeling software, is now available. This is not the much-anticipated Blender 2.5 release, but instead version 2.49, which brings forth several prominent changes and improvements while the developers continue work on the next major release."

  • Contractors Vie for Plum Work, Hacking for the United States (2009-06-01 12:34:24)
    New York Times: "And the race to develop weapons that defend against, or initiate, computer attacks has given rise to thousands of "hacker soldiers" within the Pentagon who can blend the new capabilities into the nation's war planning."
    They mean "crackers", not "hackers", but I guess that's a losing battle-- ed.

  • Phoronix Thread Leads To New Linux Game Ports (2009-06-01 12:04:24)
    Phoronix: "There ended up being an outpouring of interested Linux gamers with more than 1,120 replies! Svartalf shared that "[the] effort that actually did much more than I'd hoped for" and "as it stands, we've got one on contract (stalled though...) and one complete game as a result of this thread.""

  • The FOSS Mortgage (2009-06-01 02:04:24)
    Telegraph.co.uk : "There are several packages available, but all of them are pretty buggy and aren't much friendlier than the command line. I can't help but wonder that if they pooled their resources they could create a killer application."