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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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An Analysis of Peter Thomas's JSF Critical Rant

There’s this guy, Peter Thomas , and he has this blog entry called “jsf sucks”. I don’t want to increase his page rank so I’m not linking to it here. However, it’s certainly a popular page since it’s the top link for “jsf sucks” on google, bing, and Yahoo!. I have read the entire blog entry, all of the entries linked from it, most of the comments on those entries, and some of the entries linked from those entries. It’s a testament to my faith in God that I can emerge from such an exercise without feeling a level of guilt tantamount to that felt (one hopes) by a genocidaire. I started doing a quantitative analysis of the comments on each entry, summing up pro- and anti-JSF comments. I only did a spot sampling of four entries in this way and each of them came up with more pro-JSF than anti-JSF comments. I believe that if someone proceeded with such a rotten tomato style analysis, they’d find that most of the entries had more pro-JSF than anti-JSF comments. The best summary of Mr. Thomas’s vituperous screed coms from Benny Bottema, in one of the comments on one of his posts, which I’ll quote here. Concerning your point about a ‘comprehensive list of hyper-linked, verifiable references to comments by real people’: I don’t dispute that. I said it is an unbalanced pool of information, poisonous in fact. With ‘nonobjec...

Date: January, 22 2010

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