In Brief, Opera today released an update to its latest browser software designed to fix potentially serious security vulnerabilities that became public yesterday. Opera 7.01, available for download from Opera's Web site, addresses the five security vulnerabilities reported to Opera by Israeli security firm GreyMagic last Friday. A commendably quick fix then for a problem that comes just days after Opera 7 was first released.
Xmingwin makes it practical to generate Windows programs from a Linux server.
This column gives a recipe for setting up Xmingwin, outlines the most important reasons for doing so and shows you how to generate executables for multiple platforms -- including Windows DLLs -- from a single Linux source
What do you do if you don't have the source for your application and it's failing because a GNU Library for C (glibc) function is returning something bad to the application? Because glibc is open-source, you can of course get the source code, make your changes, rebuild, and install. This is not for the faint of heart, however, because although the API is well documented, the internal organization of the GNU C library is not.
Perl expert, Ted Zlatanov embarks on a new coding project to create cfperl, a cfengine interpreter written in Perl. This project explores the possibility of how cfengine could benefit from features present in Perl, in a simpler way. By the end of the article you will be familiar with Ted's approach, ideas and planning to the cfperl project and how it might apply to your own projects.