Author Archives: DonaldOJDK

About DonaldOJDK

This blog is for both personal and professional topics. Nothing here should be considered official for any past, present or future employer (or my wife and kids)!

Java talks at EclipseCon 2014

I’m looking forward to EclipseCon 2014, a mere two weeks away.  As usual, there is some great pure Java content.  And also as usual, you don’t have to be an Eclipse IDE users or be involved in projects, there’s more … Continue reading

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My day at the IIHS Test Track with Perrone Robots! #javaone preview

I’ve been lucky to see and do some fun things as a Product Manager over the years, but this past weekend raised the bar pretty high.  As part of capturing some video for the JavaOne Community Keynote, I got to … Continue reading

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JavaOne Community Keynote 2013

The community keynote in 2011 was about the launch of Java 7, and reboot of the Java ecosystem.  We focused on the resurgence of interest in JUGS, highlighted new participants and updates in the JCP and OpenJDK communities, etc.  Last … Continue reading

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JavaOne Opening Day starts early – take note!

If I learned anything as conference Chair of a few EclipseCon conferences, it’s that “things to do” expand to fill all available space and time.  And as an organizer, you move things around, get more space – and that fills … Continue reading

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ICYMI – Maven 2.x Javadoc Plugin

ICYMI over early summer holidays, it looks like @olamy, @theatph1, sebb@asf and others built a Maven 2.x Plugin that repairs relevant Javadoc as described here at CERT.  Thanks for that!

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Another Quick update to Code Signing Article on OTN

The recent release of Oracle Java SE 7u25 changed some behavior with respect to code signing, and so the OTN Code Signing Article has been updated.  Specifically, starting with 7u25 all contents within a signed JAR must be signed.  Previously it was … Continue reading

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Quick note on Oracle Java SE Time Zone Updates #tzupdater

As noted on a recent /. and TSS thread, some have noticed that a tool known as the Java SE Time Zone Updater (aka “TZUpdater”) is no longer publicly available.  There seems to be some misunderstanding about the purpose of … Continue reading

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Update to Code Signing Note on OTN

I’d like to thank everyone who helped spread the word on the new Code Signing requirements and guidelines starting with 7u21.  In particular, Markus Eisele did a fantastic job with his blog, and also an article in Heise Developer (in German) … Continue reading

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Sign your Java Applets and Web Start Applications

The April 16th, 2013 Critical Patch Update for Java SE (7u21) will change the launch behavior related to running Java Applets and Web Start Applications.  Users will be presented with a dialog(s) that will provide additional information to the user who … Continue reading

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End of Public Updates for Oracle Java SE 6

The Oracle Java SE 6u41 release, made available on February 19th, 2013, is the last public update in the Java 6 stream.  The following links may be helpful for people looking for more information about this process: Oracle Java SE … Continue reading

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