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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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Insight into How the JVM Launcher and SailFin CAFE Work

Today I had some trouble selecting just one topic to blog about, so I'm giving in and highlighting two items on today's home page: Joe Darcy's What is the launcher? and Ramesh Parthasarathy's REST'ing @ SailFin CAFE. Lately, I'm finding interesting documentation of how things work "under the hood" -- for example, Adam Bien's description of the address space utilized by JavaFX, in his interview with Janice Heiss, which I wrote about yesterday. If you're in a position like mine, where your job is to survey the breadth of what's happening in the Java/JDK world, you can end up having a somewhat superficial awareness of a great many technologies, knowing the most publicized facts, but not really understanding how the technology works on the inside, how all those great publicized capabilities were actually implemented at the code level. Yet, I've spent three decades working in that interior, low-level coding, development realm. So, I find knowing just the shiny exterior facts such as appear in announcements of new releases frustrating at times. I find myself wanting to grab some code and run with it, make some demo apps, and see what it's really like to work with these new technologies. Indeed, I am planning to do that, and write some genuinely technical blogs, and perhaps some small articles, soon! Anyway, it's that curiosity about how things work on the inside...

Date: January, 26 2010

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