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 July 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 1.13.4 (2014-07-15)

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:

  • 302b17575ad98bbf6a1d4d8768d2ea1f1b070f153c660ebe493b6509d56ed0e7 icedtea6-1.13.4.tar.gz
  • 9a6f5ef3eecfffd31a1738a5582c16dacefb081130bc11b1e6ce027e3840dc85 icedtea6-1.13.4.tar.gz.sig
  • 7ca52ac37fe8bd9734ffe3630ef74ba2a22dadcd47cb8eba2b34d906bddb186f icedtea6-1.13.4.tar.xz
  • 341684678d8564085d0e4509f39c14582bd1d463bca6f9f3546e6db8c4535ec8 icedtea6-1.13.4.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 1.13.4 ebuild for Gentoo is available.

The following people helped with these releases:

  • Andrew Hughes (all other backports, release management)
  • Omair Majid (update to new b32 release tarball)

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-1.13.4.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-1.13.4.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-1.13.4/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!