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Multilingual Glossaries - An OpenSolaris.org Project
Release Promotes Localization
OpenSolaris.org has released a number of multilingual glossaries containing some 1,400 terms and definitions. Users are now able to look up a Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) term in this glossary and learn what it means and does. Translators will find inspiration on how to translate a term into their native languages because this glossary helps them understand the technology.
Connectivity Technologies to be Tested at the 2007 Connectathon
Vendor-neutral Event Offers Unique Opportunity
Connectathon is scheduled for February 1-8, 2007, in San Jose, California. The Sun-sponsored event is planned as a unique forum for testing software and hardware interoperability, as well as a network proving ground allowing vendors to test their interoperability solutions, with special emphasis on NFS and Internet protocols. Among the other technologies to be tested are Kerberos, NDMP, CIFS, Secure Shell and iSCSI.
Java Technology
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Java Technology Increased Performance for Airfare Website
Case Study Details System Architecture and Challenges
Want to know how much performance improvement a travel website got by moving from J2SE 5.0 to Java SE 6? How about 25 to 30 percent. Janice Heiss presents a detailed case study on FareCompare.com, a site that gathers airfare data from the original source, the Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATPCO), not by aggregating from other published sources. Take a look "under the hood" with Heiss at the Java architecture.
New Java Card Forum Technical Chairman on Future of Java Card Technology
Challenges for 2007
The new technical chairman of the Java Card Forum (JCF) Eric Vétillard says Sun plans to release updated software for the Java Card in 2007 that will "enable smart cards and related devices to speak the language of the Internet and to communicate directly with such networked devices as PCs", according to a report on CardTechnology.com.
Ask the Experts: The Open-Source Java Project
Post Questions Starting on January 16, 2007
Start posting questions on January 16, 2007, to find out more about the Open-Source Java Project which is making the Java platform implementations available as open source for the community to collaborate on implementation improvements and innovations.
Updated Trails in the Java Tutorial
Two New Trails Added: JNDI and JMX
All the specialized trails of the Java Tutorial (4th edition) have been updated to the latest release, JDK 6.0 (except the Reflections trail). The newly updated sections include Internationalization, JavaBeans technology, JDBC Database Access, RMI, security, sound and 2D graphics.
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 106 Issues 2, 3 and 4; Volume 107 Issue 1

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for the last 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 107 Issue 1, were

  • Project Looking Glass 1.0 Released [17444]
  • Sun Niagara 2 Processor: Designed to Scale to Meet Exponential Growth [17428]
  • Scott McNealy: The Value of the Curriki Project, and Other Interviews [17453]
  • How to Create and Mount a Solaris Partition on a USB Disk Drive [17446]
  • Sun's Servers and Solaris OS Made an Impression in 2006 and Pave Way into '07 [17462]
  • Sun Servers and Technology Rank High in InfoWorld Awards [17468]
  • Create Professional Documents Easily with Template Pack for OpenOffice.org [17392]
  • How the Sun Fire X4500 and ZFS Complement Each Other [17463]
  • A Review of Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server: Beats Expectations [17420]
  • Samba Updated: Portability Fixes on FreeBSD and Solaris OS [17464]
    Developer
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    Groovy 1.0 Download Available
    Offers Integrated Java-like Syntax; Uses All Java Libraries

    Guillaume Laforge announced on his web site. Groovy 1.0 is a dynamic language for the Java virtual machine (JVM) that integrates seamlessly with the Java platform, offering a Java-like syntax, with language features inspired by Smalltalk, Python or Ruby, and enabling the reuse of all Java libraries while protecting user investment in Java skills, tools or application servers.

    Solaris G11N Source Code Released to Open Source
    Bi-weekly Updates Are Planned
    If you have been waiting to get at the Solaris G11N source code, the wait is over. The Sun Globalization (G11N) team has made the code open source and available at OpenSolaris.org. I18n/L10n source codes, including translations, are available in this Download Center as well as in the Source Browser. Closed sources are made available as binaries. Globalization plans to update the downloadable sources bi-weekly, unless there is no change in the source or binary.
    Security
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    Security is About More than Products: The Systemic Approach
    Podcast with Sun Security Expert Glenn Brunette
    Glenn Brunette, distinguished engineer, security expert at Sun, talked with the host of Innovating@Sun about the differences between systemic security and secure systems. He emphasizes that security is not about products but about the products and the processes that fit together into a comprehensive ecosystem that protects information assets.
    Less Expensive Alternative to SSH
    Analysis of Cygwin
    John Tränkenschuh's article "Security on a Dime: Low-cost Alternatives to SSH" is featured on informit.com this month. He breaks his article into two sections: "OpenSSH for Windows: Is Cygwin Good Enough?" and "Using Web Technologies as an SSH Replacement: A Feasibility Study."
    Patch for OpenOffice Vulnerability Available
    Vulnerability in WMF File Format

    There is a patch for a critical vulnerability in OpenOffice regarding the way OpenOffice handles .wmf images. The problem could cause a buffer overflow and allow malicious code to be introduced to a PC.

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