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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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October 2010

October 29, 2010

Mario Torre: On a new Road...

Little more than one year ago, I already blogged about my willingness to leave Kalrsruhe.

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October 29, 2010

James Gosling: It's never been easier to meet friendly people

I'm in DC for the Stewart/Colbert rally tomorrow. I bought one of Colbert's "I have a scream" t-shirts online and decided to wear it today, the day before the rally. I kept being stopped in the streets by people who asked where they could buy one ...

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October 28, 2010

Henrik Ståhl: Oracle Responds to JCP Concerns

Last week, Java champion Stephen Colebourne posted a blog outlining worst-case concerns about the upcoming JCP EC elections. Oracle's Adam Messinger has posted a response in the blog comments section. I'm quoting it here in its entirety: Stephen, It...

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October 28, 2010

Joe Darcy: Project Coin Improving Multi-catch and More Precise Rethrow

We've been working on some improvements to the multi-catch and more precise rethrow feature and are planning to push the changes soon. First, as long as a catch parameter is effectively final (in other words not reassigned inside the catch block)...

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October 27, 2010

Stephen Colebourne: Four viewpoints of war

I wanted to summarise, comment on and respond to four recent blogs - Doug Lea, Henrik Stahl, Bill Burke and Mike Milinkovich.

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October 26, 2010

Rémi Forax: JSR 292 Goodness: How to get the current class in Java ?

This a question that is often asked by my students: How to get the current class in Java  ? In the code below, instead of A.class, I want to something like "get the current class". One of my student even invent a new syntax for that purpose this....

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October 26, 2010

Jeroen Frijters: How to Hack Your Own JIT Intrinsic

Yesterday I wrote about Thread.MemoryBarrier() and some of its performance characteristics. I wanted to do some benchmarking to see whether mfence really is faster than a locked memory operation, but instead of writing a microbenchmark (wh...

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October 26, 2010

Rémi Forax: How to get the current class in Java ?

This a question that is often asked by my students: How to get the current class in Java  ? In the code below, instead of A.class, I want to something like "get the current class". One of my student even invent a new syntax for that purpose this....

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October 26, 2010

Henrik Ståhl: Doug Lea leaves the JCP

Doug Lea recently announced his intention of leaving the JCP Executive Committee and posted a public letter outlining his reasons which you can find here. Doug is a professor of Computer Science at the State University of New York and...

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October 25, 2010

Jeroen Frijters: Memory Model Fix

In last week's 0.44.0.6 update I fixed a memory model bug. In retrospect it was a pretty dumb bug, but in my defence, even the easy parts of memory models are still pretty subtle and when I started IKVM.NET both the Java and CLR memory mod...

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