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

This pair of releases for IcedTea6 is provided to fix a number of regressions introduced by the recent security releases (1.11.6 & 1.12.1). These patches were not included in the initial set of security patches from Oracle, but only became available when they pushed the changes to the OpenJDK Mercurial repositories.

The fixes are as follows:

  • S8004341: Two JCK tests fails with 7u11 b06
  • S8005615: Java Logger fails to load tomcat logger implementation (JULI)

We’ve also taken this opportunity to provide bug fixes for a couple of build issues which have been reported in the interim between this release and the last.

Full details of each release can be found below.

What’s New

New in release 1.11.7 (2013-02-11)

  • Backports
    • S8004341: Two JCK tests fails with 7u11 b06
    • S8005615: Java Logger fails to load tomcat logger implementation (JULI)
  • Bug fixes
    • PR1297: cacao and jamvm parallel unpack failures

New in release 1.12.2 (2013-02-11)

  • Backports
    • S8004341: Two JCK tests fails with 7u11 b06
    • S8005615: Java Logger fails to load tomcat logger implementation (JULI)
  • Bug fixes
    • PR1297: cacao and jamvm parallel unpack failures
    • PR1301: PR1171 causes builds of Zero to fail

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

SHA256 checksums:

  • 5a2c5a72a1cab0f2f1a9aa69cbfa462412816d4821426183c6e964cec5171543 icedtea6-1.11.7.tar.gz
  • 897a8834b8ddd6891f0eef46c0f799d11cbecf168c4383cfb26d0dad80328794 icedtea6-1.12.2.tar.gz

The tarballs are accompanied by digital signatures available at the above ‘sig’ link. This is produced using my public key. See details below.

The following people helped with these releases:

  • Andrew John Hughes (application of backports, creation & testing of bug fixes, release management)

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea-${version}.tar.gz
$ cd icedtea-${version}

where ${version} is the version you’ve downloaded.

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:

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

Happy hacking!