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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JSF 2.0 and Tomcat
As I happily wrote about new features of JSF 2.0, my coauthor David Geary kept asking me how to run the examples in Tomcat 6. I kept putting it off—hunting down all those JAR files and web.xml fragments is just too much like eating soup with a fork. I finally got around to doing the research and thought that others might benefit from the (unhappy) results, if only to realize that this may be the time for switching to GlassFish.
This part is easy and has not changed from previous versions. Download the reference implementation and put jsf-api.jar and jsf-impl.jar into the WEB-INF/lib directory.
The Java EE 6 EL
The expression language has changed in minor ways. Perhaps the most useful enhancement for JSF programmers is the use of arguments in action methods. For example,
Before JSF 2.0, you had to fuss with sPAL or a TableModel, so this is definitely an improvement you want to put to work. Unfortunately, the EL is not a part of JSF, so you need to get the bits from somewhere else. This page has links to outdated versions of the API and implementation JARs in the GlassFish Maven repository. You can divine the correct links for the current version (2.2) from there. They are
If you aren't excited about using an unversioned snaps...
Date: December, 29 2009