Developer Linux News for Dec 13, 2010
Making realistic characters for Blender with MakeHuman (2010-12-13 20:05:33)
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
Top 5 Security Threats in HTML5 (2010-12-13 19:35:33)
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 (2010-12-13 17:35:33)
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 (2010-12-13 17:05:33)
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 (2010-12-13 16:35:33)
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
Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 10 for December 2010 (2010-12-13 15:05:33)
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
The kernel and the C library as a single project (2010-12-13 14:05:33)
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 (2010-12-13 13:35:33)
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 (2010-12-13 11:05:33)
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) (2010-12-13 07:05:33)
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."