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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...

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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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New Article: Maven Repository Managers for the Enterprise

Earlier this week we published John Ferguson Smart's new article, Maven Repository Managers for the Enterprise. In this article, John outlines the need for a repository manager in the enterprise environment, then describes how the most established Maven repository managers perform the required functions. John starts out with an analogy: If you use Maven, or even if you just use Maven repositories for your dependency management, you should be using a Maven Repository Manager. It's like using a kayak without paddles: you'll get there eventually without them, but your life will be much easier if you are properly equipped. Why is it so important to use a repository manager in the enterprise development environment? A correctly-configured repository manager can speed up your builds, save bandwidth, help you share artifacts within your organization, and give you better control as to what dependencies are used in your projects and where they are coming from. It can also play a key role in your development infrastructure, helping you set up a fully-blown automated build and deployment pipeline. John then gets into the details. If you've got a large development team, and you're building large, complex software, do you really want each individual developer downloading whatever packages they need onto their local machine as they work on their segment of the code base? That's a non-starter, surely, since the ...

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