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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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JavaOne day 1: the future of Java

There was a lot happening at day 1. The amount of simultaneous activity can be dazzling at times and I felt i needed a good nights rest in order to digest the enormous amount of information fed into my brain yesterday. I am writing this post from the Mason Street tent and the vibe around here is electrifying. Its hard to remember as one goes about the day-to-day development activities that there are so many Java developers in the world...Of course we interact all the time on mailing lists and twitter and blogs but to see so many Java developers in person in a single place gives me an exact idea of just how big and active the Java ecosystem really is. The main news item today was the  JavaOne keynote, which finally laid out definitely what are the Oracle plans for Java in the next couple of years. there was a lot of information for a hour and a half session, and more details will emerge in todays General Technical Session but the highlights are:  Java 7 will be split in two releases: 7 in 2011, 8 in 2012 Oracle will continue investing in JavaFX but will kill JavaFxScript. JavaFX will be written in pure Java  and will be able to run on HTML 5 browsers through cross-compilation to JavaScript. A new mobile initiative called will take JavaME to the next level. It will feature updated apis more suited to todays feature phones and smartphones. Maybe that explains the Google lawsuit? Oracle ...

Date: September, 21 2010

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