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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January 13, 2011
The JDK 7 project has reached Feature Complete (FC). This means that development and QA have finished all planned feature and test development work in the release and are moving the focus to testing and bug fixing on all supported...
January 12, 2011
I was relieved to read that the bizarre saga of Oracles assertion of their non-rights to the Hudson continuous integration server has been resolved.
In a detailed article at hudson-labs Andrew Bayer describes the decision to rename Hudson to Jenkins...
January 11, 2011
The JSR 334 expert group has been hard at work and now the early draft review (EDR) is now available for your reading pleasure, enjoy.
January 08, 2011
When the JSR 292 was started, it was clear that the users of this new API was dynamic(ally typed) languages so the package was naturally named java.dyn
January 07, 2011
There is no way to invoke invokedynamic using the Java language. So testing invokedynamic is not that obvious if you dont have your own dynamic language.
Ive developed a small class DynamicIndy that uses ASM 4.0 (not an official release) to gene...
January 05, 2011
PolicyTool is the only GUI tool included in the JRE, which is used to generate a policy file for Java security permission management. You can use the tool to create a policy file or edit an existing one.
January 04, 2011
Happy new year !
January 03, 2011
Havent written anything on this blog for a long time. Im still in the Java SE core libraries team and we even have some new people. Oracle LEC in China was finished last September, JSRs for Java SE 7 and 8 were approved late last year and we are now...
January 01, 2011
I got a kick out of reading the Slashdot posting
Replacing Traditional Storage, Databases With In-Memory Analytics.
One of my personal quirks is that the relational/sql model has never made
much sense to me. Its both cumbersome and slow. Give me ...
December 30, 2010
So, if the Java Community Process is now a zombie Java Corporate Partnership, what should I do with JSR-310?