We are pleased to announce the inaugural release of IcedTea-Sound. At present, IcedTea-Sound contains the PulseAudio provider which was removed from IcedTea itself from 2.5.0 onwards. More providers may be included in the future.

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 1.0.0 (2014-07-18)

  • PR1741: Break PulseAudio provider out into IcedTea-Sound
  • PR1840: Replace Makefile.am references to PULSE_JAVA with ICEDTEA_SOUND
  • PR1842: Linker does not check that symbols can be resolved for libpulse-java.so
  • PR1876: The following shared libraries lack a SONAME: /usr/lib64/libicedtea-sound.so

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:

  • 0d09bc9656f9125642f70bb322f8ec92ec0ae28fdd295e83c4ce3c7576e79bd3 icedtea-sound-1.0.0.tar.gz
  • cb47dec753e4853ba8021a3b532631c2b751450d0d9d580c3ddce99fe8b4c7a9 icedtea-sound-1.0.0.tar.gz.sig
  • 29511d271cbb5259eac5dd48867e27d61ce4ce15026dc105277dbf1238333dbb icedtea-sound-1.0.0.tar.xz
  • c16cb29502d6edb16fb611b3d1ffbda199919f56afc8691a7dceee08b009b528 icedtea-sound-1.0.0.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 1.0.0 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 icedtea-sound-1.0.0.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-sound-1.0.0.tar.xz


$ mkdir its-build
$ cd its-build
$ ../icedtea-sound-1.0.0/configure –prefix=${install_location}
$ make
$ make install

where ${install_location} should be replaced by the prefix where you wish to install IcedTea-Sound (default is /usr/local). Depending on the prefix selected, the 'make install' step may need root privileges.

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

Happy hacking!