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...
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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SouJava nominated for the JCP EC
This week, Oracle officially nominated SouJava for an Executive Commitee seat on the Java Community Process (JCP), to each I have been indicated as the group#039;s representative. Since then, I have received many e-mails, and started writing this lines several times but couldn#039;t get too far... There is no simple messaging in regards to the JCP those days, and to even start, it means touching on all the large issues that are at stake, including Apache, Harmony, Android, OpenJDK, JSE, TCK, JSPA, open source, Oracle and everything else... Not surprising: the JCP is the crossroads where everything Java meet at some point.
So, I#039;ll start simple and let all those issues for other posts...
SouJava was nominated for the JCP. The group is an important and active Java Users Group, based in Satilde;o Paulo, Brazil, have a few tens of thousands members and host activities in several cities in the country. SouJava has been working with the JCP for a long time: it was the first JUG to join the program and has been promoting the JCP in Brazil for years. SouJava worked heavily to get the Brazilian Government to participate and recognize the importance of the JCP, and to get open source, standards and Java into the government agenda. SouJava pushed Brazilian developers to participate in the JCP and many of the group#039;s directors have joined JSRs helping build the group#039;s experience. SouJava is respected by developers, companies...
Date: January, 26 2011