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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...

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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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Geertjan Discovers Raytheon Applying NetBeans in Mission Critical U.S. Department of Defense Software

Geertjan Wielenga pointed out the Raytheon Virtual Control enterprise management and control system, "yet another NetBeans Platform application in the defense sector." I'm sure I must have sent out an application for employment to Raytheon multiple times during my career as a software engineer, since they have offices in my region and the work is in the sector where I've done most of my development. So, I find the fact that Raytheon would choose NetBeans as the platform for developing an application whose "robust capabilities are being applied across the LVC domains to support some of the most critical development programs in the Department of Defense (DoD)" to be yet another indicator of the stability and reliability that NetBeans provides. The Raytheon Virtual Control product supports these critical U.S. DoD programs: Distributed simulation federations Live instrumented training ranges Command and Control system-of-systems networks Sensor networks I've worked on some of that stuff myself. And I can verify that, when you need to develop a software product that will meet those types of need, you don't just go with today's hot fad technology. Robustness and reliability are critical for your foundation (and everything you layer on top of it). Facing these needs, Raytheon chose NetBeans. Some people were concerned about the future of NetBeans after Oracle acquired Sun. But, when you look at the ran...

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