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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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New Poll: Which Java 7 Objective Is Most Critical for Java's Future?

This past Tuesday, Justin Kestelyn of the Oracle Technology Network interviewed Mark Reinhold about Java 7, in a live Tech Cast (see my Wednesday Editor's blog for a brief summary). In the interview, Mark cited four areas of improvement / enhancement that Java 7 is intended to address: Modularity Multilingual support Language productivity Performance The new poll asks your opinion on which of these areas of improvement is most critical for Java's future. To see Mark's view on why these specific areas are critical, why they must be addressed now, review the Tech Cast. It's about 30 minutes long. Mark's summary of the four objectives for Java 7 is right at the beginning of the Tech Cast. Last week's poll: JavaOne 2010 attendance? Last week's poll asked about your plans for attending JavaOne 2010, now that we know that there will be a JavaOne 2010. A total of 219 votes were cast. Here are the results: Do you thihnk you'll be attending JavaOne 2010? 6% (13 votes) - Yes, I hope to lead a session 25% (55 votes) - Yes, if someone pays my way 3% (6 votes) - Yes 12% (27 votes) - I hope to attend one of the non-US JavaOnes 6% (14 votes) - I don't know 4% (9 votes) - No, I don't like the new format 43% (95 votes) - No For me, the main take-away from these results (which are, of course, unscientific) is that people's thoughts about attending JavaOne 2010 are abou...

Date: February, 19 2010

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