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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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May 2010

May 31, 2010

Roman Kennke: One year at Sun (Oracle)

My first (and last) year at Sun...

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May 28, 2010

Cay Horstmann: Another Java Web Start Pitfall

Yesterday, I installed shiny new Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on a shiny new laptop. This morning, I launched a Web Start application, and I got the following screen:

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May 27, 2010

Jonathan Gibbons: jtreg: old and new

jtreg 4.1 is now available, and one of the new features is a new "agentvm" mode. Here, by way of a short historical review, is a comparison of the new agentvm mode against the existing othervm and samevm modes.  ...

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May 27, 2010

Jonathan Gibbons: jtreg 4.1

There is a new version of jtreg available, 4.1, with a number of useful new features. Most of these are to do with the way that jtreg runs tests, but one feature, limited support for JUnit tests, involves a spec change for the test descriptions, wh...

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May 25, 2010

James Gosling: Happy 15th!

A Tempest in a Teapot(hires) ...

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May 24, 2010

Rémi Forax: JVM Language developpers: Your house is burning

Dear JRuby, Jython, Rhino or Groovy developers, you should drop your own runtime codebase now and use the JSR 292 API instead. It's just an advice from a friend(*) that hacks its own JVM langage during its spare time, but you should really co...

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May 20, 2010

LCD Subpixel Rendering

While I'm on the topic of pixels -- here's another tip. This one is both Mac OSX and NetBeans (well, Swing) specific. Subpixel rendering, an antialiasing technique, makes text look much sharper (wikipedia article). Subpixel rendering was added to...

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May 20, 2010

Brian Goetz: Memtest86+ rules!

About two months ago I upgraded my system from Windows XP to Windows 7 64-bit, and at the same time from 4G to 8G RAM.  As always happens, I was amazed how much faster a new Windows installation was than the old one on the same hardware -- it is in...

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May 19, 2010

James Gosling: Speaking at PayPal

I spent the morning speaking at an internal conference of PayPal's engineering organization. They had invited me to give a talk on how to do innovation. I don't know if I said anything useful in between the cynical rants :-) but I had a good time...

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May 18, 2010

Brian Goetz: Registration is open for the 2010 JVM Language Summit

We've just opened registration for the 3rd annual JVM Language Summit, to be held at Oracle's facility in Santa Clara CA on July 26-28.  See http://www.jvmlangsummit.com/ for details.  ...

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