The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 and OpenJDK7 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 1.10.9
  • IcedTea6 1.11.4
  • IcedTea 2.3.2

All updates contain the following security fixes:

In addition, 2.3.2 contains:

Full details of each release can be found below.

What’s New?

New in release 1.10.9 (2012-08-31):

  • Security fixes
  • OpenJDK
    • S7182135: Impossible to use some editors directly
    • S7185678: java/awt/Menu/NullMenuLabelTest/ failed with NPE
    • S6815182: GSSAPI/SPNEGO does not work with server using MIT Kerberos library
    • S6979329: CCacheInputStream fails to read ticket cache files from Kerberos 1.8.1
    • S7110373: krb5 test in openjdk6 without test infrastructure

New in release 1.11.4 (2012-08-31):

New in release 2.3.2 (2012-08-31):

  • Security fixes
  • OpenJDK
    • Fix Zero FTBFS issues with 2.3
    • S7180036: Build failure in Mac platform caused by fix # 7163201
    • S7182135: Impossible to use some editors directly
    • S7183701: [TEST] closed/java/beans/security/ – compilation failed
    • S7185678: java/awt/Menu/NullMenuLabelTest/ failed with NPE
  • Bug fixes
    • PR1149: Zero-specific patch files not being packaged

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

SHA256 checksums:

  • ac55c57607177da579af46d9081e8cc53a5033e411704a1b0b074093b629427b icedtea6-1.10.9.tar.gz
  • 7bc0037514aedbbd5e65edcb2fa300a18285688d27b359c2144fcf563174e4fd icedtea6-1.11.4.tar.gz
  • d7e87de527934fcbb06c162e0e119d9b118069f3f52a1420d303fe19c5d74ef2 icedtea-2.3.2.tar.gz

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

The following people helped with these releases:

  • Andrew John Hughes (all other patches/merging, reproducer testing & release management)
  • Matthias Klose (testing of 2.3.2 pre-release)
  • Chris Phillips (Zero FTBFS fix)
  • Roman Kennke (Zero FTBFS fix)
  • Jiri Vanek (testing of pre-releases for all three)

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea${ver}.tar.gz
$ cd icedtea${ver}

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:

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

Happy hacking!