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JDK releases announce, source code availability

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timeck
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Two questions:

1) Is there an "announce" mailing list or RSS feed that I can watch to find out when new releases of the jdk are released? I would have like to have known about the latest security updates a little sooner. I know has been an update checker built into the kit for quite a while (at least on windows), but that really shouldn't be the only way to discover updates.

2) Is there a reason why the source snapshots lag a few weeks behind the actual release? I'm running 1.6.0_03 at the moment, but as of yet there is no source bundle. I suppose it could be a security consideration to build in a delay, but I'd really question the value in that technique