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2015/09/01 09:10

In the last article I outlined a pragmatic approach to Java 8's Optional class. In this one I'm looking at how we should name query methods that might return Optional.

2015/08/26 11:49

The first release candidate is finally available. It can be downloaded here or from NuGet.

2015/08/25 15:24
To debug live processes on modern Linux GDB needs four libthread_db functions: td_ta_map_lwp2thr (required for initial attach) td_thr_get_info (required for initial attach) td_thr_tls_get_addr (not required for initial attach, but required for “p errno” on regular executables) td_thr_tlsbase (not required for initial attach, but required for “p errno” for -static -pthread executables) To debug a corefile on […]
2015/08/25 00:24
I’m writing a replacement for libthread_db. It’s called Infinity. Why? Because libthread_db is a pain in the ass for debuggers. GDB has to watch for inferiors loading thread libraries. It has to know that, for example, on GNU/Linux, when the inferior loads libpthread.so then GDB has to locate the corresponding libthread_db.so into itself and use […]
2015/08/13 07:49

The Optional classs in Java 8 is a useful tool to help developers manage data. But advice on how to use it varies. This is my take on one good approach to using Optional in Java 8.

2015/07/30 20:31
The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK using Free Software build tools, along with additional features such as a PulseAudio sound driver, the ability to build against system libraries and support for alternative virtual machines and architectures beyond those supported by OpenJDK. This release updates our OpenJDK 6 support […]
2015/07/23 02:08
The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK using Free Software build tools, along with additional features such as the ability to build against system libraries and support for alternative virtual machines and architectures beyond those supported by OpenJDK. This release updates our OpenJDK 7 support in the 2.5.x series […]
2015/07/21 19:27
The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK using Free Software build tools, along with additional features such as the ability to build against system libraries and support for alternative virtual machines and architectures beyond those supported by OpenJDK. This release updates our OpenJDK 7 support in the 2.6.x series […]
2015/07/19 17:02
We are pleased to announce the release of IcedTea 2.6.0. The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK using Free Software build tools, along with additional features such as the ability to build against system libraries and support for alternative virtual machines and architectures beyond those supported by OpenJDK. This […]
2015/09/03 04:35
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