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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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David Holmes: Minimize Garbage Generation: GC is your Friend, not your Servant

Automatic memory management, a.k.a Garbage Collection, is one of the main benefits of a managed object-oriented language like Java. But in many ways its presence has made us lazy and sloppy: we don't care about generating garbage because "objects are cheap" and "the GC can clean it up easily". There is some truth in that, but it isn't a universal constant! Not all GCs ...

Date: January, 12 2010

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