We are pleased to announce a new set of security releases, IcedTea6 1.7.9, IcedTea6 1.8.6 and IcedTea6 1.9.6.

This update contains the following security updates:

The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 using Free Software build tools. It also includes the only Free Java plugin and Web Start implementation, and support for additional architectures over and above x86, x86_64 and SPARC via the Zero assembler port.

What’s New?

IcedTea6 1.7.9

IcedTea6 1.8.6

IcedTea6 1.9.6

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

SHA256 sums:

  • 496b615ccad2a950783b1a2f30a8657956f8c9d9bccb6ab9effc1164ab830792 icedtea6-1.7.9.tar.gz
  • d392c95e76b5bdf21fb4bce8fc5cdc530bdf5bda014cb96fa9cd3efdfdbeff87 icedtea6-1.8.6.tar.gz
  • 100e61fbc3157b4839413951b0247f7ccabb0dcff6d037fbb372d5a13088adc2 icedtea6-1.9.6.tar.gz

The following people helped with these releases:

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-<ver>.tar.gz
$ cd icedtea6-<ver>

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:

$ ./configure [--enable-zero --enable-pulse-java --enable-systemtap ...]
$ make

Happy hacking!