February 01, 2011
Mark Wielaard: New GPG key.
Finally created a new GPG key using gnupg. The old one was a DSA/1024 bits one and 8 years old. The new one is a RSA/2048 bits one. I will use the new one in the future to sign any release tarballs I might create. pub 2048R/57816A6A 2011-01-29 Key f...
February 01, 2011
Andrew Hughes: [SECURITY] IcedTea6 1.7.8, 1.8.5, 1.9.5 Released!.
We are pleased to announce a new set of security releases, IcedTea6 1.7.8, IcedTea6 1.8.5 and IcedTea6 1.9.5.
This update contains the following security updates:
The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 u...
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Poll Result: Java Is Most Preeminent in Europe
Some voters in this past week's java.net poll questioned whether the question could be answered, but the result showed that a plurality of voters considered Europe to be region where Java has the greatest market share among competing technologies.
A total of 268 votes were cast. The exact question and response options and results were:
In which region does Java enjoy the greatest market share among competing technologies?
4% (10 votes) - Africa
11% (29 votes) - Asia: Indian Subcontinent
9% (23 votes) - Asia: Japan, China, and other
3% (8 votes) - Australia and New Zealand
38% (101 votes) - Europe
22% (60 votes) - North America
14% (37 votes) - South America
The poll had barely been posted when ronaldtm asked "How could anyone know?":
I'm familiar with my country's market (my city's market to be more precise). How could I know how is the market in 'Asia: Indian Subcontinent'? How could an Australian guy know how is South America's market? Or does everybody here work for multi-national consulting companies, and keep traveling around the world?
I was certainly aware that this particular poll was more in the nature of asking people to take an educated guess than asking them to express a well-defined opinion. My assumption was that we all have a sense of Java's market share in our own country, and we all know Java is a global technology, and many of us have been to international con...
Date: September, 18 2009