March 2014


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 1.13.x series with 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 1.13.2 (2014-03-28)

  • Backports
    • S7110396: Sound code fails to build with gcc 4.6 on multiarch Linux systems
    • S8035893: JVM_GetVersionInfo fails to zero structure
    • OJ29: JDK fails to zero jdk_version_info correctly
  • Bug fixes
    • PR1714, G498288: Update PaX support to detect running PaX kernel and use newer tools
    • PR1712, G455426: Allow -Werror to be turned off in the HotSpot build

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:

  • 654648eb7b9a29a6a91768723707515750409980ff26e6daba6d13ff444fa330 icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.gz
  • d5fa067745ccb7b1474b7bb4a053896a263e3b3da99131898cf83ddd4467a3a0 icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.gz.sig
  • b7614cf5f90d10a3ad379c65bc7d9c5f64ca38beafe50282e131612d62b1a1f9 icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.xz
  • bec15aac669c7345b4a0d3625ed2e388b951d1f5d73e06741154ee0dd42068b6 icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 1.13.2 ebuild for Gentoo is available.

The following people helped with these releases:

  • Andrew Dinn (OJ29)
  • Andrew Hughes (all other backports & bug fixes, release management)

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.gz

or:

$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-1.13.2/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!

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.

These releases are mainly focused on ARM support. In 2.4.6, we see the first appearance of support for both the ARM32 JIT (previously in 2.3.x and earlier) and the AArch64 port. As it successfully built itself on Fedora, the ARM32 JIT is enabled by default, but can now be disabled using --disable-arm32-jit.

We also update the 2.3 series, containing the more stable version of the ARM32 JIT, with the fixes previously released in 2.4.5. 2.3.14 also adds the two missing HotSpot security updates from the 2.3.12 release. However, these are only enabled by default when building Zero. They can be forced on for other builds by setting --enable-jsr292-update.

This will be the last release of the 2.3.x series and users should transition to 2.4.x as soon as possible. More updates on this and other releases to follow shortly.

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 releases can be found below.

What’s New?

New in release 2.4.6 (2014-03-28)

  • Backports
    • S8009062: poor performance of JNI AttachCurrentThread after fix for 7017193
    • S8035893: JVM_GetVersionInfo fails to zero structure
    • Re-enable the ‘gamma’ test at the end of the HotSpot build, but only for HotSpot based bootstrap JDKs.
  • Bug fixes
    • PR1101: Undefined symbols on GNU/Linux SPARC
    • PR1659: OpenJDK 7 returns incorrect TrueType font metrics when bold style is set
    • PR1677, G498288: Update PaX support to detect running PaX kernel and use newer tools
    • PR1679: Allow OpenJDK to build on PaX-enabled kernels
    • PR1684: Build fails with empty PAX_COMMAND
    • RH1015432: java-1.7.0-openjdk: Fails on PPC with StackOverflowError (revised fix)
    • Link against $(LIBDL) if SYSTEM_CUPS is not true
    • Perform configure checks using ecj.jar when –with-gcj (native ecj build) is enabled.
  • ARM32 port
    • Add arm_port from IcedTea 6
    • Add patches/arm.patch from IcedTea 6
    • Add patches/arm-debug.patch from IcedTea 6
    • Add patches/arm-hsdis.patch from IcedTea 6
    • added jvmti event generation for dynamic_generate and compiled_method_load events to ARM JIT compiler
    • Adjust saved SP when safepointing.
    • First cut of invokedynamic
    • Fix trashed thread ptr after recursive re-entry from asm JIT.
    • JIT-compilation of ldc methodHandle
    • Rename a bunch of misleadingly-named functions
    • Changes for HSX22
    • Rename a bunch of misleadingly-named functions
    • Patched method handle adapter code to deal with failures in TCK
    • Phase 1
    • Phase 2
    • RTC Thumb2 JIT enhancements.
    • Zero fails to build in hsx22+, fix for hsx22 after runs gamma OK, hsx23 still nogo.
    • Use ldrexd for atomic reads on ARMv7.
    • Use unified syntax for thumb code.
    • Corrected call from fast_method_handle_entry to CppInterpreter::method_handle_entry so that thread is loaded into r2
    • Don’t save locals at a return.
    • Fix call to handle_special_method(). Fix compareAndSwapLong.
    • Fix JIT bug that miscompiles org.eclipse.ui.internal.contexts.ContextAuthority.sourceChanged
    • invokedynamic and aldc for JIT
    • Modified safepoint check to rely on memory protect signal instead of polling
    • Minor review cleanups.
    • PR1188: ASM Interpreter and Thumb2 JIT javac miscompile modulo reminder on armel
    • PR1363: Fedora 19 / rawhide FTBFS SIGILL
    • Changes for HSX23
    • Remove fragment from method that has been removed
    • Remove C++ flags from CC_COMPILE and fix usage in zeroshark.make.
    • Use $(CC) to compile mkbc instead of $(CC_COMPILE) to avoid C++-only flags
    • Add note about use of $(CFLAGS)/$(CXXFLAGS)/$(CPPFLAGS) at present.
    • Override automatic detection of source language for bytecodes_arm.def
    • Include $(CFLAGS) in assembler stage
    • PR1626: ARM32 assembler update for hsx24. Use ARM32JIT to turn it on/off.
    • Replace literal offsets for METHOD_SIZEOFPARAMETERS and ISTATE_NEXT_FRAME with correct symbolic names.
    • Turn ARM32 JIT on by default
  • AArch64 port
    • PR1713: Support AArch64 Port
  • Shark
    • Add Shark definitions from S8003868
    • Drop compile_method argument removed in S7083786 from sharkCompiler.cpp

New in release 2.3.14 (2014-03-28)

  • Security fixes
  • Backports
    • S7024118: possible hardcoded mnemonic for JFileChooser metal and motif l&f
    • S7032018: The file list in JFileChooser does not have an accessible name
    • S7032436: When running with the Nimbus look and feel, the JFileChooser does not display mnemonics
    • S7151089: PS NUMA: NUMA allocator should not attempt to free pages when using SHM large pages
    • S7192406: JSR 292: C2 needs exact return type information for invokedynamic and invokehandle call sites (JSR292 update only)
    • S7196242: vm/mlvm/indy/stress/java/loopsAndThreads crashed (JSR292 update only)
    • S7200949: JSR 292: rubybench/bench/time/bench_base64.rb fails with jruby.jar not on boot class path (JSR292 update only)
    • S8000780: make Zero build and run with JDK8 (JSR292 update only)
    • S8008764: 7uX l10n resource file translation update
    • S8009062: poor performance of JNI AttachCurrentThread after fix for 7017193
    • S8013057: assert(_needs_gc || SafepointSynchronize::is_at_safepoint()) failed: only read at safepoint
    • S8015976: OpenJDK part of bug JDK-8015812 [TEST_BUG] Tests have conflicting test descriptions
    • S8022698: javax/script/GetInterfaceTest.java fails since 7u45 b04 with -agentvm option
    • S8023310: Thread contention in the method Beans.IsDesignTime()
    • S8024302: Clarify jar verifications
    • S8024461: [macosx] Java crashed on mac10.9 for swing and 2d function manual test
    • S8025255: (tz) Support tzdata2013g
    • S8026037: [TESTBUG] sun/security/tools/jarsigner/warnings.sh test fails on Solaris
    • S8026304: jarsigner output bad grammar
    • S8026887: Make issues due to failed large pages allocations easier to debug
    • S8027204: Revise the update of 8026204 and 8025758
    • S8027224: test regression – ClassNotFoundException
    • S8027370: Support tzdata2013h
    • S8027378: Two closed/javax/xml/8005432 fails with jdk7u51b04
    • S8027837: JDK-8021257 causes CORBA build failure on emdedded platforms
    • S8027943: serial version of com.sun.corba.se.spi.orbutil.proxy.CompositeInvocationHandlerImpl changed in 7u45
    • S8028057: Modify jarsigner man page documentation to document CCC 8024302: Clarify jar verifications
    • S8028111: XML readers share the same entity expansion counter
    • S8028215: ORB.init fails with SecurityException if properties select the JDK default ORB
    • S8028293: Check local configuration for actual ephemeral port range
    • S8028382: Two javax/xml/8005433 tests still fail after the fix JDK-8028147
    • S8028453: AsynchronousSocketChannel.connect() requires SocketPermission due to bind to local address (win)
    • S8028823: java/net/Makefile tabs converted to spaces
    • S8029038: Revise fix for XML readers share the same entity expansion counter
    • S8035893: JVM_GetVersionInfo fails to zero structure
  • Bug fixes
    • Fix broken bootstrap build by updating ecj-multicatch.patch
    • PR1626: ARM32 assembler update for hsx24 (JSR292 update only)
    • PR1654: ppc32 needs a larger ThreadStackSize to build
    • PR1677, G498288: Update PaX support to detect running PaX kernel and use newer tools
    • PR1679: Allow OpenJDK to build on PaX-enabled kernels
    • PR1684: Build fails with empty PAX_COMMAND
    • Re-enable the ‘gamma’ test at the end of the HotSpot build, but only for HotSpot based bootstrap JDKs.
    • RH1015432: java-1.7.0-openjdk: Fails on PPC with StackOverflowError (revised fix)
    • RH910107: fail to load PC/SC library
    • Perform configure checks using ecj.jar when –with-gcj (native ecj build) is enabled.
  • New features
    • PR1653: Support ppc64le via Zero
  • ARM port
    • Allow ARM32 JIT to be disabled
    • Replace literal offsets for METHOD_SIZEOFPARAMETERS and ISTATE_NEXT_FRAME with correct symbolic names.
    • Turn ARM32 JIT on by default
  • Shark
    • Add Shark definitions from S8003868
    • Drop compile_method argument removed in S7083786 from sharkCompiler.cpp

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

or:

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:

  • aa152c7b61dc9b1d2e66ff3270e8c59e399a39035fa707ae4b637f4c223cc474 icedtea-2.3.14.tar.gz
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  • 0a05a678a29545b598846755acb9d2359933b607e1ab2473f88dba6ece7ae22e icedtea-2.4.6.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

2.3.14 and 2.4.6 ebuilds for Gentoo are available.

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

or:

$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-${version}.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-${version}/configure
$ make

where ${version} is either 2.3.14 or 2.4.6.

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

Happy hacking!