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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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nbsp; My personal site is being updated... Or actually, redone... I wanted to do this for some time, the new domain exists for over a year. The old site was really outdated. The design was copied in the past century from the Sun intranet site, the graphics came from a friend that is today an acclaimed designer, but at the time was still learning. The site used a series of Velocity templates and Ant scripts to generate HTML and then upload it. Once I lost the whole thing years ago on a bad laptop crash, the site stayed, stale and aging... Time to move on! Even this blog needs some recovering... Inbsp;haven#039;t posted for ages... Since I just passed 1000 followers on twitter (@brjavaman), this is a good time to launch my new site and resurrect this blog. And to encourage people to learn about the site and come back to the blog, I#039;ll give away one of the precious items of my personal Java items collection: a brand new JavaRing, from the batch that was saved from JavaOne 1998. It is a collector#039;s item, still on the plastic bag it came on, with the instructions manual. The batteries are supposed to run for 10 years, probably out by now, but this should not diminish it#039;s charm. Want to run for it? Here is the deal: when I get to 1123 followers (just a cool number...), I#039;ll randomly (probably via choose someone that is following me to get the JavaRing. It needs to be a person: if it i...

Date: January, 13 2011

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