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IBM’s “No” vote on JSR 376: Java Platform Module System

In the comment accompanying our vote on JSR 376 we expressed a desire to see ongoing discussion, and that the Expert Group should reach closer consensus that the specification is ready to proceed to Proposed Final Draft status. The result of the Executive Committee ballot supports that position. Java is stronger by having a rich...

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IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8, Service Refresh 4, Fix Pack 5

The latest refresh of the Software Developers Kit (SDK) and Java™ runtime environment is now available. This refresh contains the following significant changes from Oracle’s April CPU: JAR files signed by using MD5 are no longer trusted and will no longer run. EC keys less than 224 bits are disabled by default. EC curves weaker...

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IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8, Service Refresh 4, Fix Pack 2

The latest refresh of the Software Developers Kit (SDK) and Java™ runtime environment is now available. This release contains the following enhancements: Error handling when the Java VM starts By default, the Java VM fails to start when unrecognized options are passed on the command line. For compatibility with OpenJDK, a new option is now...

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