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 releases for the IcedTea6 series is now available, which includes a number of bug fixes for issues reported since the last release. Full details are below.

Please note that, with the imminent release of IcedTea6 1.11, this will be the last release in the 1.8 series. We also generally recommend that users start to investigate Java 1.7 and the 2.0 series of IcedTea releases, as support for the older 1.6 releases will begin to diminish.

What’s New?

New in release 1.10.5 (2012-01-11)

  • Backports
    • S7034464: Support transparent large pages on Linux
    • S7037939: NUMA: Disable adaptive resizing if SHM large pages are used
    • S7102369, RH751203: remove java.rmi.server.codebase property parsing from registyimpl
    • S7094468, RH751203: rmiregistry clean up
    • S7103725, RH767129: REGRESSION – 6u29 breaks ssl connectivity using TLS_DH_anon_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
    • S6851973, PR830: ignore incoming channel binding if acceptor does not set one
    • S7091528: javadoc attempts to parse .class files

New in release 1.9.12 (2012-01-11)

  • Backports
    • S7102369, RH751203: remove java.rmi.server.codebase property parsing from registyimpl
    • S7094468, RH751203: rmiregistry clean up
    • S7103725, RH767129: REGRESSION – 6u29 breaks ssl connectivity using TLS_DH_anon_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
    • S6851973, PR830: ignore incoming channel binding if acceptor does not set one

New in release 1.8.12 (2012-01-11)

  • Backports
    • S7102369, RH751203: remove java.rmi.server.codebase property parsing from registyimpl
    • S7094468, RH751203: rmiregistry clean up
    • S7103725, RH767129: REGRESSION – 6u29 breaks ssl connectivity using TLS_DH_anon_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
    • S6851973, PR830: ignore incoming channel binding if acceptor does not set one

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

SHA256 checksums:

  • ddd3eceba02b5511c1c399e0067c6348d2215f49262e9456108dd2da66b937d7 icedtea6-1.8.12.tar.gz
  • dfd8c88052aca10ef12ae78ddce883cf2ee308e77624e24127f4b97f19ed733c icedtea6-1.9.12.tar.gz
  • 7d0f9e833a42b6af308a34d432431f0528a2efa52d7837aa446d1c4c27161a0c icedtea6-1.10.5.tar.gz

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

  • PGP Key: 248BDC07 (https://keys.indymedia.org/)
  • Fingerprint = EC5A 1F5E C0AD 1D15 8F1F 8F91 3B96 A578 248B DC07

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