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Apache: Apache Ant 1.5.4 Released Java | Posted by Hemos on 20:53 13 August 2003 from the fixing-the-issues dept. Dan writes "Apache Ant 1.5.4 has been released, it addresses problems relating to java, and visual age for java tasks."

( Read More... | 0 of 3 comments | Apache ) RedHat Starts "Open Source Now" Fund Red Hat Software | Posted by Hemos on 20:06 13 August 2003 from the fight-for-the-right-to-code dept. celston23 writes "According to this article (near bottom), RedHat is intending to use their Open Source Now Fund to support open-source (GPL) developers who are sued for copyright infringement. Might be used during the SCO legal battle."

( Read More... | 45 of 145 comments ) Games: Source Engine Vampire Title Explored Role Playing (Games) | Posted by simoniker on 19:52 13 August 2003 from the half-life's-fanged-little-brother dept. Thanks to Eurogamer.net for their preview of Vampire:The Masquerade - Bloodlines, with new info and screenshots on the FPS/RPG hybrid from Troika, the creators of Fallout and Arcanum, and the first announced title apart from Half-Life 2 to use Valve's Source Engine. According to a Troika representative, "Bloodlines is the first game to combine the classic RPG feel with a first person shooter engine", and Eurogamer also single out the return of the classic RPG 'conversation tree' as providing fresh gameplay ideas: "For example, your character may have excellent seduction skills, or be part of a specific clan that allows you to ask questions or offer responses otherwise unavailable to you, and these 'special' branches of the conversation will be shown in a different font to indicate this."

( Read More... | 1 of 17 comments | Games ) Book Reviews: Three Snort Books Reviewed Security | Posted by timothy on 18:30 13 August 2003 from the harumph-harumph dept. Eric Stats writes "Working as a Network Engineer for web-hosting company that prides itself on uptime and network availability, and moonlighting as a part-time Linux administrator, my managers and clients are starting to expect a level of information security knowledge from me. I decided that if I wanted to take my career to the next level, I needed to develop some security-specific skills. I heard a lot about the open source Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Snort from friends and co-workers (mostly that it was a pain to get running, and an even bigger pain to understand what it was doing)." To get past those frustrations, Eric looked at two more books on Snort (and compares them to the already-reviewed Intrusion Detection with Snort); read on below for his take on what each offers.

( Read More... | 15574 bytes in body | 12 of 104 comments | Book Reviews ) Science: Making Quieter Highways Science | Posted by michael on 17:32 13 August 2003 from the drive-less dept. An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at Purdue are investigating ways to make life for those who live near major highways more quiet. They have found that most of the noise is literally where the rubber hits the road, not engine noise or even passing winds. The team has come up with a new form of pavement that is in testing in Arizona and will soon be installed in California. The pavement is simply asphalt with some mixed in rubber."

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