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.

These releases update our older OpenJDK7 support to include the latest security updates just released:

In addition, IcedTea includes the usual IcedTea patches to allow builds against system libraries and to support more estoric architectures.

If you find an issue with one of these releases, please report it to our bug database under the appropriate component. Development discussion takes place on the distro-pkg-dev OpenJDK mailing list and patches are always welcome.

Full details of the release can be found below.

Note that this will be the last release in the 2.2.x series with 2.4.0 being imminent. The 2.1.x series will unfortunately have to be supported until the ARM32 port is moved to a newer release, but we hope this won’t be for much longer.

What’s New?

New in release 2.1.5 (2013-02-13)

New in release 2.2.5 (2013-02-13)

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

SHA256 checksums:

  • f8144e370379371d5d4db6955b43b371f4fa8a99a9dca404995a12af21d46974 icedtea-2.1.5.tar.gz
  • cf79e99c1a8ad8d0dcc1ef66c30a776d159ab4a64290d9c1affa0e304ba2e7b5 icedtea-2.2.5.tar.gz

Each tarball is accompanied by a digital signature available at the above ‘sig’ link. 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 icedtea-${version}.tar.gz

where ${version} is the version of IcedTea being used.

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-${version}/configure [--enable-zero --enable-pulse-java
--enable-systemtap ...]
$ make

Happy hacking!