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 release updates our OpenJDK 7 support to include the latest security updates. We recommend that users of the 2.1.x branch upgrade to this latest release as soon as possible. The security fixes are as follows:

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

If you find an issue with the release, 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.

What’s New?

New in release 2.1.8 (2013-05-02)

The tarball can be downloaded from:

SHA256 checksum:

  • ea68180fe8b40732ccea41cdd6c628de4f660b20fccb4cd87ab35f0727c08b11 icedtea-2.1.8.tar.gz

The 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-2.1.8.tar.gz
$ cd icedtea-2.1.8

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-2.1.8/configure [--enable-zero --enable-pulse-java
--enable-systemtap ...]
$ make

Happy hacking!