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, the ability to build against system libraries and support for alternative virtual machines and architectures beyond those supported by OpenJDK.

This release updates our OpenJDK 6 support in the 1.11.x series with the October 2013 security errata and a number of bug fixes

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 1.11.14 (2013-11-13)

  • Security fixes
  • Backports
    • S4075303: Use javap to enquire about a specific inner class
    • S4111861: static final field contents are not displayed
    • S4348375: Javap is not internationalized
    • S4459541: “javap -l” shows line numbers as signed short; they should be unsigned
    • S4501660: change diagnostic of -help as ‘print this help message and exit’
    • S4501661: disallow mixing -public, -private, and -protected options at the same time
    • S4776241: unused source file in javap…
    • S4870651: javap should recognize generics, varargs, enum
    • S4876942: javap invoked without args does not print help screen
    • S4880663: javap could output whitespace between class name and opening brace
    • S4884240: additional option required for javap
    • S4975569: javap doesn’t print new flag bits
    • S6271787: javap dumps LocalVariableTypeTable attribute in hex, needs to print a table
    • S6305779: javap: support annotations
    • S6439940: Clean up javap implementation
    • S6469569: wrong check of searchpath in JavapEnvironment
    • S6474890: javap does not open .zip files in -classpath
    • S6587786: Javap throws error : “ERROR:Could not find <classname>” for JRE classes
    • S6622215: javap ignores certain relevant access flags
    • S6622216: javap names some attributes incorrectly
    • S6622232: javap gets whitespace confused
    • S6622260: javap prints negative bytes incorrectly in hex
    • S6708729: update jdk Makefiles for new javap
    • S6715767: javap on java.lang.ClassLoader crashes
    • S6819246: improve support for decoding instructions in classfile library
    • S6824493: experimental support for additional info for instructions
    • S6841419: classfile: add constant pool iterator
    • S6841420: classfile: add new methods to ConstantClassInfo
    • S6843013: missing files in fix for 6824493
    • S6852856: javap changes to facilitate subclassing javap for variants
    • S6867671: javap whitespace formatting issues
    • S6868539: javap should use current names for constant pool tags
    • S6902264: fix indentation of tableswitch and lookupswitch
    • S6925851: Localize JRE into pt_BR
    • S6954275: XML signatures with reference data larger 16KB and cacheRef on fails to validate
    • S7035073: Add missing timezones to
    • S7146431: files out-of-sync
    • S8000450: Restrict access to com/sun/corba/se/impl package
    • S8002070: Remove the stack search for a resource bundle for Logger to use
    • S8003992: File and other classes in do not handle embedded nulls properly
    • S8004188: Rename src/share/lib/security/ to
    • S8006882: Proxy generated classes in sun.proxy package breaks JMockit
    • S8010118: Annotate jdk caller sensitive methods with @sun.reflect.CallerSensitive
    • S8010727: WLS fails to add a logger with “” in its own LogManager subclass instance
    • S8010939: Deadlock in LogManager
    • S8011139: (reflect) Revise checking in getEnclosingClass
    • S8011950: enters infinite loop when passed invalid data
    • S8011990: TEST_BUG: java/util/logging/bundlesearch/ fails on Windows
    • S8012243: about 30% regression on specjvm2008.serial on 7u25 comparing 7u21
    • S8012453: (process) Runtime.exec(String) fails if command contains spaces [win]
    • S8012617: ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException with some fonts using LineBreakMeasurer
    • S8013380: Removal of stack walk to find resource bundle breaks Glassfish startup
    • S8013827: File.createTempFile hangs with temp file starting with ‘com1.4′
    • S8014718: Netbeans IDE begins to throw a lot exceptions since 7u25 b10
    • S8014745: Provide a switch to allow stack walk search of resource bundle
    • S8015144: Performance regression in ICU OpenType Layout library
    • S8015965: (process) Typo in name of property to allow ambiguous commands
    • S8015978: Incorrect transformation of XPath expression “string(-0)”
    • S8016357: Update hotspot diagnostic class
    • S8017566: Backout 8000450 – Cannot access to
    • S8019584: javax/management/remote/mandatory/loading/ failed in nightly against jdk7u45: Invalid notification: null
    • S8019969: nioNetworkChannelInet6/SetOptionGetOptionTestInet6 test case crashes
    • S8019979: Replace CheckPackageAccess test with better one from closed repo
    • S8021355: REGRESSION: Five closed/java/awt/SplashScreen tests fail since 7u45 b01 on Linux, Solaris
    • S8021366: java_util/Properties/PropertiesWithOtherEncodings fails during 7u45 nightly testing
    • S8021577: JCK test api/javax_management/jmx_serial/modelmbean/ModelMBeanNotificationInfo/serial/index.html#Input has failed since jdk 7u45 b01
    • S8021933: Add extra check for fix # JDK-8014530
    • S8021969: The index_AccessAllowed jnlp can not load successfully with exception thrown in the log.
    • S8022661: InetAddress.writeObject() performs flush() on object output stream
    • S8022682: Supporting XOM
    • S8023964: java/io/IOException/ should be @ignore-d
    • S8024914: Swapped usage of idx_t and bm_word_t types in bitMap.inline.hpp
    • S8025128: File.createTempFile fails if prefix is absolute path
    • S8025255: (tz) Support tzdata2013g
    • OJ19: Fix test cases from 8010118 to work with OpenJDK 6
    • OJ20: Resolve merge issues with JAXP security fixes
    • OJ21: Remove @Override annotation added on interface by 2013/10/15 security fixes

The tarball can be downloaded from:


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The following people helped with these releases:

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-1.11.14.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-1.11.14.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-1.11.14/configure
$ make

Full build requirements and instructions are available in the INSTALL file.

Happy hacking!