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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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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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Geertjan Wielenga Interviews Dale Thoma of Saab Systems Grintek

Today's lead Java Today item is Geertjan Wielenga's recent interview with Dale Thoma, of Saab Systems Grintek (SSG), in South Africa. Dale supervises application development within the tactical communications environment. The team applies NetBeans as the foundation in their strategy for helping the South African National Defense Force to accomplish its broader objectives. Dale describes his team's work as follows: ... we are involved with the tactical interoperability of defence platforms. Amongst other things, we implement Command & Control type applications (in particular relating to Situational Awareness (SA)), data links, translations between 3rd party systems (such as Combat Management Systems (CMS) or Electronic Warfare Systems (EWS)) and tools for interoperability management. So how does the NetBeans platform relate to what Dale is doing? The NetBeans Platform is heavily ingrained into our strategies for future development. We are currently implementing several projects on top of the NetBeans Platform for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). These projects relate to the upgrading of the tactical communications backbone for the SANDF. Eventually, we'll see somewhere in the region of several thousand defence platforms that will make use of the NetBeans Platform. Geertjan and Dale talk in some detail about the Kaizen Integrated Tactical Technologies (KITT) project. Dale describes th...

Date: December, 22 2009

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