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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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Gardeners: Here Comes NetBeans to the Rescue!

In my situation (30+ years into a software engineering career), one thing I plan for is reduced income in the future. Because of that, I've taken up gardening in recent years. I figure that as my income drops, I can replace some of the lost dollars by purchasing seeds and working the land (we're fortunate to own some acres of it) to produce vegetables and fruit, rather than having to pay for those items at the grocery store (we have a dehydrator, a chest freezer -- yes, we're going all in on this). Now, it turns out that NetBeans may be of assistance to me in this endeavor. Because Geertjan Wielenga has discovered a NetBeans-based tool for gardeners! He writes about it in his recent post Climate Monitoring in Denmark on the NetBeans Platform: Next on our endless journey through all the world's NetBeans Platform applications is the Climate Monitor created at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at the University of Southern Denmark. Here's a screenshot: Further description from the Climate Monitor site: Climate Monitor is a generic platform for analyzing various plant processes, climate factors and keeping quality of greenhouse plants. The program is designed such that it allows easy integration of new analysis models and new sources of data. It has among others been used for analyzing the optimal use of supplementary lighting. Now, if you've never grown vegetables yourself, you may not ...

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