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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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Polls: Java on the Desktop, and JavaOne

Due primarily to JavaOne, the last poll, which asked "What's your view of Java on the desktop?" ran for 11 days instead of the standard one week period. I was quite busy during JavaOne, and people were continuing to vote and post comments to the poll, so I let it stay open. The poll drew 578 votes, much more than most recent polls. And 7 interesting comments were posted. The final results were: What's your view of Java on the desktop? 15% (88 votes) - It's still alive and vibrant 39% (224 votes) - It's suffering due to Sun/Oracle's mismanagement 11% (65 votes) - It's down, but will rise again 8% (44 votes) - It's become irrelevant due to smartphones, iPad, etc. 16% (95 votes) - Java on the desktop is dead 1% (8 votes) - Other 9% (54 votes) - I don't know New poll: JavaOne? Our new poll asks Is JavaOne still the most important Java-centric conference? Voting will be open until a week from Monday (so we can get back onto our normal schedule of having a new poll every Monday). Java Today Adam Bien presents JavaOne 10 Afterglow - a List of Thoughts, Surprises and Back to Moscone: 1. At Sunday there was a NDA-Event :-) with Oracle product managers and engineers regarding strategy and positioning. You had the chance (after signing a auto-expiring NDA) to chat with product managers and engineeers. We got some insights why certain things are as they are. It turned out - it...

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