PWMinder Desktop 3.0.2 Released

PWMinder Desktop on LaptopPWMinder Desktop Password Manager 3.0.2 has been released, and is now available for download for both Windows and Mac OS X. PWMinder Desktop, is an application for securely storing, managing all of your passwords.

PWMinder Desktop 3.0.2 is a minor release that contains the following changes:

For more information, including features, download and purchase information please visit the PWMinder Desktop Home Page.

Java on Mac OS X Update 1

A few years ago, I posted a Blog titles Java on Mac OS X, which, in part gave a bit of the history of Java on Mac OS X, and listed the current state of affairs at the time.  Since then, Apple has released three new version of OS X, but, interestingly, things have not changed that much, since I posted that Blog.

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Java on Mac OS X

This is a follow up to another Blog post I made:

How does Java Security Flaw affect Desktop Applications

Java has been in the news a lot in the past few days, and not for good reasons. A major security flaw was found in the Java browser plugin, and a fix has subsequently been released by Oracle. This has left a lot of computer users wondering whether they have Java on their computer, which version they might have, and which version should they have.

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Creating Cross-Platform Installers for Java Applications on a Budget

As most Java developers have come to realize, one of the most challenging aspects of developing cross-platform Java applications, is how to deploy them, in the most native way possible, to their various target platforms e.g. Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. There are several commercial solutions available, but these cost in the range of $500 to $2000, which may be a bit steep for an independent software developer. In this article, I will provide an overview of how I approached this problem, while developing PWMinder, using a combination of open source tools; and I hope this will provide a framework for those of you facing similar issues.

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