See Deepak’s release announcement.

What’s New?

  • Initial release of IcedTea-Web
  • Security updates
  • New Features
    • IcedTea-Web now uses a deployment.properties file to specify configuration
    • System-level as well as user-level deployment.properties files with locked configuration are supported
    • Preview of a Control Panel that allows configuring IcedTea-Web using a GUI
    • Static proxies are now supported using the deployment.properties file
    • User prompts can now be configured using the deployment.properties
    • Applications and applets can now have a Look and Feel different from rest of IcedTea-Web
  • Common improvements and fixes
    • Clean up native directories on exit
    • Cached files with special characters in filenames are now handled correctly
    • Interfaces javax.jnlp.IntegrationService and javax.jnlp.DownloadService2 are now available
  • Javaws improvments and fixes
    • PR592: NetX can create invalid desktop entry files
    • Add a new option -Xclearcache
    • Removed option -umask
    • Applications with non-public main classes are now supported.
    • JNLP files containing <component-desc> as well as <application-desc> will now work
    • The javaws.desktop file now points explicitly to NetX’s javaws binary
    • PR625: Regression in NetX when dealing with nested jars
  • Plugin improvements and fixes
    • PR542: Plugin fails with NPE on http://www.openprocessing.org/visuals/iframe.php?visualID=2615
    • PR552: Support for FreeBSD’s pthread implementation
    • PR554: System.err writes content two times
    • PR556: Applet initialization code is prone to race conditions
    • PR557: Applet opens in a separate window if tab is closed when the applet loads
    • PR565: UIDefaults.getUI fails with jgoodies:looks 2.3.1
    • PR593: Increment of invalidated iterator in IcedTeaPluginUtils (patch from barbara.xxx1975@libero.it)
    • PR597: Entities are parsed incorrectly in PARAM tag in applet plugin
    • PR619: Improper finalization by the plugin can crash the browser
    • RH665104: OpenJDK Firefox Java plugin loses a cookie
    • JNLP files referenced in the applet tag are now parsed to detect applet properties
    • Applets are now double-buffered to eliminate flicker in ones that do heavy drawing