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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 1.0.5 and 1.1.3 released (fixes for Elluminate and others)

IcedTea-Web 1.0.5 and 1.1.3 have been released and are available for download now: IcedTea-Web 1.0.5 IcedTea-Web 1.1.3 These are maintenance releases and the main motivation for pushing the releases is to make the Elluminate Web Start application work again. Fixes … Continue reading

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IcedTea-Web 1.1.2 released (maintenance release)

IcedTea-Web 1.1.2 has been released and is available for download now! This is a maintenance release and contains bug fixes. Furthermore, this release also adds support for use with Java 7 (IcedTea7). Fixes include: Plug-in: PR749: sun.applet.PluginStreamHandler#handleMessage(String) really slow RH718693: … Continue reading

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IcedTea-Web 1.0.4 and 1.1.1 (security releases) released

IcedTea-Web 1.0.4 and 1.1.1 have been released. These are security fix only releases and address a couple of security issues. What’s new in 1.0.4 and 1.1.1: RH718164, CVE-2011-2513: Home directory path disclosure to untrusted applications RH718170, CVE-2011-2514: Java Web Start … Continue reading

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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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