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Pull user-space probe instrumentation

commit 654443e20dfc0617231f28a07c96a979ee1a0239 Merge: 2c01e7b 9cba26e Author: Linus Torvalds Date: Thu May 24 11:39:34 2012 -0700 Merge branch ‘perf-uprobes-for-linus’ of git:// Pull user-space probe instrumentation from Ingo Molnar: “The uprobes code originates from SystemTap and has been used for years in Fedora and RHEL kernels. This version is much rewritten, reviews from PeterZ, Oleg and myself […]

FSF statement on jury’s partial verdict in Oracle v Google

Were it grounded in reality, Oracle’s claim that copyright law gives them proprietary control over any software that uses a particular functional API would be terrible for free software and programmers everywhere. It is an unethical and greedy interpretation created with the express purpose of subjugating as many computer users as possible, and is particularly […]

GNU Classpath, What is Java?

Funny to see Tap the Waterdroplet (the GNU Classpath mascot) used in court to explain what Java is: Tap makes a couple more cameo appearances in the documents. It is a fun read.

Automagically merging ChangeLog files with mercurial or git

When a project keeps a GNU style ChangeLog file to keep track of who changed what where then those files can be automagically merged if you use mercurial or git. gnulib contains a module git-merge-changelog which, despite the name, works perfectly with several version control systems. To install it: git clone git:// cd gnulib ./gnulib-tool […]

IcedTea and OpenJDK now part of OIN

The Open Invention Network patent agreement now also covers IcedTea and OpenJDK (see the new System Environment Components list). The covered version of GCC/GNU Classpath/libgcj have been updated to the latest release and various GNU Classpath[X] components have been added. As have the Eclipse SDK and ECJ. This is good news since that means the […]

503: Service Unavailable

Planet Classpath is offline today, because the US congress is considering legislation that could kill us forever. The legislation is called the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). This legislation threatens everyone’s freedom of speech, privacy, and security online. This would unmake the Web, just as proposed in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). We don’t want […]

Free Java @ FOSDEM 2012 (CFP deadline end this year!)

The end of 2011 is near. The Free Java Momentum will be even bigger in 2012. Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet? And is attending Free Java @ FOSDEM 2012 on Feb 4 and 5 one of them? Or are you even more ambitious and will you submit a talk proposal? Then […]

Call for participation: Free Java @ FOSDEM 2012

We are pleased to announce the Call for Participation in the FOSDEM 2012 Free Java DevRoom! This marks the 9th year that the Free Java DevRoom has been a part of FOSDEM. Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of February 2012 Brussels, Belgium. The Free Java DevRoom has become unique in that it has attracted upstream, […]

Moving the builder, planet and icedtea-backup servers

Unfortunately, and (which acts as the icedtea backup server) need to move to a different internet connection… twice… First they will move today/tomorrow to a slower connection, and then one or two weeks later they will hopefully move to a much faster connection. Each time the IP addresses will change. This might […]

Libre Java developer room at Fosdem 2012

The Fosdem 2012 Developer rooms have been announced. And Libre Java is one of them! I hope to see everybody again in Brussels on 4 and 5 February.