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 January 2014 security errata and a number of bug fixes.

This is the final update for the 1.11.x series (1.11.15), following the release of the 1.13.x series (see the release policy). Users are advised to migrate to the 1.13.x series as soon as possible.

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 1.11.15 (2014-01-21)

The tarballs can be downloaded from:


We provide both gzip and xz tarballs, so that those who are able to make use of the smaller tarball produced by xz may do so.

The tarballs are accompanied by digital signatures available at:

These are produced using my public key. See details below.

SHA256 checksums:

  • 20c0028148fb39bdd6effedb0f3d7d2cf08fc5dc7b65be5e36bccd6771a33e1f icedtea6-1.11.15.tar.gz
  • 39b0873bb1a4168376eb3b382ad22c8718228237bb438529abffe269e06e29a6 icedtea6-1.11.15.tar.gz.sig
  • 4bd083ceb51da976b6f135780067cee8c84908db0143482ab743101bd0a2458a icedtea6-1.11.15.tar.xz
  • ca8639bfc41bec784cf19963d63ac95e779dd21299cd34b16e2ceed076f06d90 icedtea6-1.11.15.tar.xz.sig

The following people helped with these releases:

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-1.11.15.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-1.11.15.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-1.11.15/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!