We are pleased to announce the first release of the VisualVM harness!

VisualVM build support was formerly part of IcedTea but has been split out to allow for easier packaging, avoiding the need for OpenJDK builds to be dependent on NetBeans platform changes. As of IcedTea6 1.9, released yesterday, there is no VisualVM support in IcedTea6.

What’s New

  • Separation of VisualVM build harness from IcedTea6.
  • Support for both VisualVM 1.2.2 (NetBeans 6.8) and 1.3 (NetBeans 6.9)

The tarball can be downloaded from:

The sha256sum is 4d9db608322c9f1dc7022d264b02b7f6b901fa669ffb1dda46b67935ad831e0b

The following people helped with the 1.0 release:

  • Andrew John Hughes
  • Tomas Hurka
  • Matthias Klose

We would also like to thank all the bug reporters and testers!

To get started:

$ tar xzf visualvm_harness-1.0.tar.gz
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL. To build VisualVM 1.3, the option --with-visualvm-version=1.3 should be specified. The default is 1.2.2.