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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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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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John O'Conner's 'Geeky Predictions for 2010'

John O'Conner has published five Geeky predictions for 2010, and his provocative forecasts are eliciting quite a response! It's not all good news (if the predictions come true). I'll also venture to say that, in my opinion, in many of the forecasts John is intentionally going out on a limb: predicting something that certainly could happen, but which many people probably consider unlikely. I think John's post is the proper venue for continuing the discussion of his forecasts, so I'm not going to go into detail here about his specific predictions. But, to whet your appetite, I'll list the companies and technologies that are involved: Oracle Google LinkedIn Sun Microsystems Adobe Eclipse NetBeans Chrome OS Android OS Sun hardware JavaFX I intend to post a comment or two after I think a bit more about John's Geeky predictions for 2010. Have a look! In addition, John invites us to add our own predictions to the post. Then, a year from now (if we're all still around), we'll check back and rate everyone's 2010 crystal ball gazing skill. In Java Today, Adam Bien is Looking Back: 2009 from an Independent Consultant Perspective: It was a great, interesting year - but my personal "business" predictions went totally wrong. I actually expected a bigger impact of the economy downturn to the amount of work (contracts) and actually planned a "vacation...

Date: January, 06 2010

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