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 7 support in the 2.4.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 2.4.7 (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:

  • 754350cbd704b22b7ba3d14c8283eb2d896d137824f95a9e6a2b34678658ade1 icedtea-2.4.7.tar.gz
  • 92a1ac08f3bdb1f0bca58a6528020ca0d7e7e720ad438743133de9d0b3bf875d icedtea-2.4.7.tar.gz.sig
  • b66973bef7808f8fb03be64e44d312ea2d13590a68a6a4e6690dbcdd1947459d icedtea-2.4.7.tar.xz
  • 6766d3fcd0e2b7c167bcb217e2a7c03b6582b84b5a246d71601b5d7863c60ba7 icedtea-2.4.7.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 2.4.7 ebuild for Gentoo is available, along with a 2.4.7 source RPM.

The following people helped with these releases:

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea-2.4.7.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-2.4.7.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-2.4.7/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!