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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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The iPad, the Flash kerfluffle, Applets and JavaFX

 Last week Apple released their latest product destined to change the world (the iPad).  At least that's what they want us to believe.  Perhaps the biggest controversy over the thing is the lack of Flash capability.  However this being I have to wonder out loud, where is Java capability, and more importantly why isn't as much controversy being raised over Java being missing? But I think we all can enumerate some reasons for both being missing.  And it's worth it for the Java community to ponder this issue. A couple weeks ago I attended a meeting of the Silicon Valley Web JUG (yes: Java User Group).  (The Future of the Web According to Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith)  A very interesting meeting with a great overview of advances in HTML5 with an eye on the great possibilities it holds. The interesting thing is they began the evening with a question:  How many of you are interested in JavaFX?  A meeting of 100+ geeks in Silicon Valley who are associated with a Java User Group, you'd think a few of them would be interested in JavaFX.  One person raised their hand.  I think that says a LOT. Their presentation said a LOT about why Java and Flash both are missing from the iPad and iPod, and why we shouldn't care about that functionality gap, and indeed should feel liberated at their absence. The key is web components built using standardized web techno...

Date: February, 03 2010

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