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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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Device Ownership: Desktop Computer and Portable Devices with Internet Connectivity

This past week's poll and the poll that preceded it asked people about the number of desktop computers and Internet-capable portable devices they own, respectively. The results were surprisingly similar. I plan to re-ask these questions periodically so we can observe the trends over time. 328 votes were cast in last week's poll. The exact question and results were: How many desktop computers do you own? 9% (30 votes) - 5 or more 19% (61 votes) - 3 or 4 24% (80 votes) - 2 34% (111 votes) - 1 14% (46 votes) - None This result is remarkably similar to the results of last week's poll. Of course, neither poll is scientific -- but it's still interesting to compare the results: Number Owned Portable Devices with Internet Connectivity Desktop Computers 5 or more 8% 9% 3 or 4 16% 19% 2 24% 24% 1 28% 34% None 21% 14% I don't know 4% [not in poll] Or, in a bar chart view: The two polls suggest that, as of today, developers own slightly more desktop computers than por...

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