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Announcing the release of Fedora 32 Beta

The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Fedora 32 Beta, the next step towards our planned Fedora 32 release at the end of April. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site: Get Fedora 32 Beta WorkstationGet Fedora 32 Beta Server Or, check out one of our popular variants, including KDE Plasma, Xfce, and other desktop environments, as well as images for ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3: Get...

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The AWS SDK for Java will no longer support Java 6

The AWS SDK for Java currently maintains two major versions: 1.11.x and 2.x. Customers on Java 8 or newer may use either 2.x or 1.11.x, and customers on Java 6 or newer may use 1.11.x. Free updates to the Java 6 virtual machine (JVM) were stopped by Oracle on April 2013. Users that don’t pay for extended JVM support would need to upgrade their JVM to continue to receive any updates, including security updates. As of December 2018,...

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Exceptions as Flow Control in Java

Quite often I see Java code that relies on exceptions being thrown to indicate different states being returned for a method. As an example, a lot of API calls have requirements on what can be sent as input. Every time a requirement isn’t met, an exception is thrown and then caught by the request router. This is then properly formatted, and displayed back to the application that sent the invalid request.This practice isn’t...

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Announcing the release of Fedora 28

[This message comes directly from the desk of the Fedora Project Leader. Enjoy the Fedora 28 release. — Ed.]  Hey everyone! It’s May, right around Mother’s Day in many countries, and that means it’s time for the next Fedora operating system release: Fedora 28 is here! Read more below… You can just go straight to download from: Get Fedora 28 Workstation Get Fedora 28 Server Get Fedora 28 Atomic Host ← includes...

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Fedora 27 Server classic release after all — and Modularity goes back to the drawing board

You may remember reading about plans for Fedora 27 Server. The working group decided not to release that at the same time as the general F27 release, and instead provided a beta of Fedora 27 Modular Server. Based on feedback from that beta, they decided to take a different approach, and the Modularity subproject is going back to the drawing board. Fortunately, there is a contingency plan: Fedora’s release engineering team made a...