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About dbhole

I have been a member of the Java Group at Red Hat since mid-2008. I started off as an engineer and in late 2012, I switched to the dark side, a.k.a management :) I now manage all the members in the Java Group and some members from the QE team dedicated to JDK/component related QE.

IcedTea-Web 1.0.3 released (maintenance release)

IcedTea-Web 1.0.3 has been released and is available for download now. This is a regular maintenance release and contains some nice-to-have plugin bug fixes: PR721: cannot run g_main_context_iteration on a different thread unless a different GMainContext *context is used … Continue reading

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Why do XX and YY in JDK6 uXX and OpenJDK6 bYY differ?

This question seems to get asked fairly frequently and since there is no page clearly explaining this, here is one! At the time of writing this, the latest version of JDK6 (the proprietary Oracle version) is u25. The latest OpenJDK6 … Continue reading

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Slides for my 2011 Red Hat Summit presentation

I gave a talk at this year’s Red Hat Summit on IcedTea/OpenJDK and on some of the upcoming new features in Java 7 and 8. The title was “Java – From OpenJDK to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and What Lies … Continue reading

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IcedTea-Web 1.1 branched

IcedTea-Web 1.1 has been branched! A list of features/fixes in 1.1 are in the NEWS file here: If you are the adventurous type and would like to help us try/test it, checkout, build and usage instructions are here: reading

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IcedTea-Web 1.0.2 released!

IcedTea-Web 1.0.2 has been released! This is a maintenance release that contains some important bug fixes. What’s new in 1.0.2: PR638: JNLPClassLoader.loadClass(String name) can return null RH677772: NoSuchAlgorithmException using SSL/TLS in javaws PR612: NetDania application ends on access denied … Continue reading

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IcedTea-Web 1.0.1 released!

IcedTea-Web 1.0.1 has been released. This is a security fix only release and addresses a couple of security issues. What’s new in 1.0.1: S6983554, CVE-2010-4450: Launcher incorrect processing of empty library path entries RH677332, CVE-2011-0706: IcedTea multiple signers privilege escalation … Continue reading

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First release of IcedTea-Web!

I am happy to announce the first release of IcedTea-Web! IcedTea-Web is an addon component to IcedTea. It is open source (GPL + LGPL for some parts) and provides a Java web browser plugin (IcedTea NP Plugin) and Java Web … Continue reading

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IcedTea 1.8 released (with new NP plugin)!

IcedTea 1.8 is now out. It officially replaces the old IcedTea Plugin with the new NPRuntime based plugin. A significant number of fixes went in since the NP plugin version in 1.7. Some of the biggest ones are: Memory on … Continue reading

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IcedTea Java plugin with Chromium and Firefox 3.6A1

With improved cross-browser API support thanks to the Mozilla/Sun/Chromium teams, last week I decided to take a break from functionality development and focus on browser compatibility for the new NP plugin. And here is the end result .. the plugin … Continue reading

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New support (including Facebook applet) in the NP Java Plugin!

I remember when I first took over the old plugin. A little while before that, Tom had posted on his blog about getting the Facebook image uploader applet working with the IcedTea Plugin. This was a huge achievement because of … Continue reading

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