Apache XML Security 1.5.0 released

Apache Santuario 1.5.0 has been released. As the release notes point out, this release is not binary compatible with Santuario 1.4 any more. There are some really good updates included, of which I like that Xalan/Xerces are not required dependencies any more the most. Under the covers, support for Java 1.4 was dropped, and generics… Continue reading Apache XML Security 1.5.0 released

EGit pushes all local branches when no explicit RefSpec is found – Update

As it turns out, some parts of yesterdays' post are not correct: The description of the behavior I expect was OK, but EGit behavior is not correct at all. Have a close look at the Git push spec and the sentence in bold: The special refspec : (or +: to allow non-fast-forward updates) directs git… Continue reading EGit pushes all local branches when no explicit RefSpec is found – Update

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EGit pushes all local branches when no explicit RefSpec is found

Cloning a Git repository with EGit 1.0 and no further configuration causes some unexpected behavior. The moment you clone a repository, say from GitHub, everything is set up for you, and you are ready to push and pull. And since you fully adopted the Git workflow, you do create a new branch for every bug… Continue reading EGit pushes all local branches when no explicit RefSpec is found

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Eye on EclipseCon 2009

EclipseCon 2009 is over, and it has been great! A lot of things to learn, and even more people to meet. This was my first EclipseCon, and it couldn't have been any better! Monday started with some great tutorials: Building Commercial-Quality Eclipse Plug-ins in the morning and Advanced Eclipse Rich Client Platform in the afternoon.… Continue reading Eye on EclipseCon 2009

A whole bunch of new XML Security working drafts

The W3C XML Security Working Group has released eight first public working drafts last week, from updated XML Encryption 1.1 and XML Signature 1.1 specifications to even some new ones. Among others, these drafts include revisions to XML Signature and XML Encryption to support new algorithms and a new document proposing simplifications to the XML… Continue reading A whole bunch of new XML Security working drafts

Best Practices für XML Signatures

Das W3C hat vor einigen Tagen unter http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xmldsig-bestpractices-20081114/ eine Sammlung von 16 Best Practices für die digitalen Signaturen mit XML veröffentlicht. Noch ist es ein Working Draft (d.h. Kommentare sind bei der Working Group willkommen), aber ein erster Blick darauf kann keinem schaden, der mit XML Signatures zu tun hat. Generell geht es mit den… Continue reading Best Practices für XML Signatures