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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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Poll Result: Many Java EE 6 Enhancements Considered Significant

Voting in this past week's poll did not reveal a strong consensus that one particular aspect of the Java EE 6 enhancements stands out in significance compared with other Java EE 6 enhancements. Exactly 300 votes were cast in the poll. Here are the results: Which Java EE 6 enhancement is most significant? 7% (22 votes) - Profiles 5% (16 votes) - Pruning 28% (84 votes) - Contexts and Dependency Injection 11% (33 votes) - EJB 3.1 23% (68 votes) - Components: JAX-RS, Servlet 3.0, JPA 2.0 23% (69 votes) - I don't know 3% (8 votes) - Other The results, in effect, reflect the view that Java EE 6 is a conglomeration of many new features that are of significant value to developers. Indeed, in browsing the commentary about Java EE 6, you find different people focusing on different aspects of the newly approved platform. Pretty much no one (that I've read, anyway) thinks Java EE 6 is a step backward. Rather, it's seen as a major step forward for a variety of reasons. Even in the JCP JSR #316 (Java EE 6) balloting, though some electors abstained (SAP and Intel) and one voted against approval (Apache), all agreed that, purely in terms of the technology, Java EE 6 was worthy of approval. As I noted in my post about the vote, "none of the members found the technical aspects of the specification to be lacking in critically important matters." Rather, the abstentions and "no" vote were related to disapproval ...

Date: January, 15 2010

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