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:

  • IcedTea6 1.10.8
  • IcedTea6 1.11.3

All updates contain the following security fixes:

Full details of each release can be found below.

What’s New?

New in release 1.10.8 (2012-06-12):

New in release 1.11.3 (2012-06-12):

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

SHA256 checksums:

  • 7723882c52d21f859c67f64d84764d5e6c69ac79245ecc0579ccac29e086000a icedtea6-1.10.8.tar.gz
  • 7d91c407b9795bd6f6255bcf0fb808416b36418c57f601dc47cfabff83194cf4 icedtea6-1.11.3.tar.gz

Each tarball is accompanied by a digital signature (link above). This is produced using my public key. See details below.

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!