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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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Alex Buckley: Versioning in the Java platform

The best-versioned artifact in the Java world today is the ClassFile structure. Two numbers that evolve with the Java SE platform (as documented in the draft Java VM Specification, Third Edition) are found in every .class file, governing its content. But what determines the version of a particular .class file, and how is the version really used? The answer turns out to be tricky ...

Date: July, 31 2009

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