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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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December 09, 2010

Henrik Ståhl: Oracle Response to Apache Departure from JCP

Last month Oracle renominated Apache to the Java Executive Committee because we valued their active participation and perspective on Java. Earlier this week, by an overwhelming majority, the Java Executive Committee voted to move Java forward by fo...

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December 07, 2010

Stephen Colebourne: Java SE 7/8 passed

So, the Java SE 7 and 8 votes passed.

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December 07, 2010

Henrik Ståhl: JCP Approves JSRs for Java SE 7, Java SE 8, Project Coin and Lambda

After one weeks extension (due to the US Thanksgiving holiday), the JCP Executive Commitee for Java SE and EE has now approved the following four JSRs: JSR 334: Small Enhancements to the Java Programming Language (Project Coin) JSR 335: Lambda...

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December 02, 2010

Mario Torre: Pipeline design and optimisations, part I - Introduction to pixels and rasters

My latest task at aicas GmbH has been the development of Personal Basis Profile (jsr 217) compatible library for QNX with OpenGL ES 1.1 as only possible option for the backend rasteriser.

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November 30, 2010

Alan Bateman: file paths and file URIs

A brief summary of some improvements to the handling of file URIs in JDK 7.

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November 29, 2010

Kelly OHair: JDK7: EA Java vendor properties have changed

A few months back I tried to give a heads up on the so called rebranding efforts in JDK7 where the patterns Sun Microsystems, Inc. were being changed to Oracle Corporation. Well, with a little sadness in my heart, the bulk of these rebranding chang...

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November 28, 2010

Mark Wielaard: Moving Java forward through the JCP?

Mark Reinhold recently pointed out that he, Joe Darcy and Brian Goetz had submitted their OpenJDK work on features for JDK7 and JDK8 to the JCP for standardization. Normally I am somewhat sceptical about the JCP. I dont believe the JCP fosters a tru...

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November 24, 2010

Cay Horstmann: A Report from the Sewer Hole: Cygwin, JLine, rxvt, and the Scala REPL

I have students running Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, and I like to encourage students to choose whatever platform makes them most productive. But I also like to be able to give out one set of instructions, grading scripts, etc. to everyone. Fortuna...

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November 24, 2010

Andrew Hughes: IcedTea6 1.7.6, 1.8.3 and 1.9.2 Released!

We are pleased to announce a new set of security releases, IcedTea6 1.7.6, IcedTea6 1.8.3 and IcedTea6 1.9.2. This update contains the following security updates: RH645843, CVE-2010-3860: IcedTea System property information leak via public static ...

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November 22, 2010

Cay Horstmann: A Condensed Monospaced Font

When the time comes for my graduate students to write their project reports, I give them a long checklist of do's and don'ts. One of the more vexing issues is the code font. I am astonished how many people who have been programming for years are una...

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