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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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The seven small languages changes that will be in JDK7

Joe Darcy reveal on coin-dev list seven small languages changes that will be included in JDK7. Joe Darcy has revealed the changes accepted to be included in JDK7 on coin-dev mailing list And the final Project Coin changes accepted are:     Improved Type Inference for Generic Instance Creation (diamond)      Simplified Varargs Method Invocation     Strings in switch     An omnibus proposal for better integral literals     Automatic Resource Management     Language support for JSR 292     Language support for Collections I think this set of proposal is coherent. Lot of those proposals was already in the starting blocks: Diamond is already implemented, see my previous blog entry. Simplified varargs is just a matter to add a new warning, so not a big deal. String in switch. A little more complex but not that hard. Better integral literals, the unsigned syntax need to be explored and implementation will be straighforward. ARM block, need to be implemented but the current spec is crystal clear. Language support for JSR292, There is already an implementation available in javac. I hope the JSR292 Expert Group will close the last corner cases during the JVM Summit, in two week. About Language support for...

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