The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 using Free Software build tools, along with additional features such as a PulseAudio sound driver and support for alternative
virtual machines.

A new set of security releases is now available for versions of IcedTea which include the plugin and Web Start support now developed in the IcedTea-Web project:

  • IcedTea6 1.8.11
  • IcedTea6 1.9.11

Where possible, we recommend using IcedTea-Web in preference to these older versions, in order to obtain the latest bug fixes and features.

All updates contain the following security fixes:

Full details of each release can be found below.

What’s New?

New in release 1.9.11 (2011-11-08)

  • Security fixes

New in release 1.8.11 (2011-11-08)

  • Security fixes

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

SHA256 checksums:

  • 6eb418ec0609080a71bda16896124d6e1ac23b2f54af52e05fc22c719e12ca29 icedtea6-1.8.11.tar.gz
  • fd3b32f8dd1010fa8b752f0224fb25a8fe102c9f82652f0ded32138fd4ba3714 icedtea6-1.9.11.tar.gz

Each tarball is accompanied by a digital signature (available at the above URL + ‘.sig’). This is produced using my public key. See details below in the signature.

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