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 the April 2014 security 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 1.13.3 (2014-04-15)

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:

  • 15a5a9b4ff52f67a3dffd264e75d6f984bc196f47899376c206b1e51000fd072 icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.gz
  • 00e7f7083fa907b9a39dfbae1a5461afe741d0cbf80456c8dbcefa37fa8f14da icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.gz.sig
  • 0149ffffcfb55739357a2c720421cbc311e4ccb248c0c185ed67671d2c45f748 icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.xz
  • a36f43665bfcfe0e03ae08507a7db7a09892f14cc9defe345ad344134cc3c17c icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 1.13.3 ebuild for Gentoo is available.

The following people helped with these releases:

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-1.13.3/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!