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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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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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Poll Result: NetBeans Is Favorite Oracle/Sun Supported IDE

This past week's poll, which was somewhat playfully suggested to me by Java Champion Adam Bien via Twitter last week, had the result that I expected: NetBeans is developers' favorite Oracle/Sun supported IDE, with JDeveloper trailing by a long margin. In case you don't know, Adam Bien really likes NetBeans. In September he wrote a post, Why Oracle Should Continue to Push NetBeans, that drew wide readership (and 28 comments thus far). So, that's part of why he told me he considered such a poll "somehow relevant." Getting back to our poll, a total of 561 votes were cast, making this one of the more popular recent polls. The exact question and results were: What is your favorite Oracle/Sun supported IDE? 3% (18 votes) - JDeveloper 77% (434 votes) - NetBeans 2% (14 votes) - They're both good 6% (33 votes) - I don't know 11% (62 votes) - Other As you can see, the voting indeed was not close. The two comments that were posted were both related to the "they're both good" option. jwenting said "It's hard for me to decide which of them I like least, which would automatically make me like the other better." On the other hand, melbeltagy considers both IDEs good, while also partially criticizing the premise of the poll: It's not a matter of which one is better or which one I like the most. Each one of them serves a specific category of products. I mean tha...

Date: January, 22 2010

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