January 2016


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 January 2016 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 1.13.10 (2016-01-22)

  • Security fixes
  • Import of OpenJDK6 b38
    • OJ69: Windows build broken after b37 changes
    • OJ70: Allow versions of ALSA >= 1.1.0
    • S6720721: CRL check with circular depency support needed
    • S6852744: PIT b61: PKI test suite fails because self signed certificates are being rejected [Tests only]
    • S7166570: JSSE certificate validation has started to fail for certificate chains
    • S7167988: PKIX CertPathBuilder in reverse mode doesn’t work if more than one trust anchor is specified
    • S7171223: Building ExtensionSubtables.cpp should use -fno-strict-aliasing
    • S8068761: [TEST_BUG] java/nio/channels/ServerSocketChannel/AdaptServerSocket.java failed with SocketTimeoutException
    • S8074068: Cleanup in src/share/classes/sun/security/x509/
    • S8075773: jps running as root fails after the fix of JDK-8050807
    • S8081297: SSL Problem with Tomcat
    • S8134605: Partial rework of the fix for 8081297
    • S8135307: CompletionFailure thrown when calling FieldDoc.type, if the field’s type is missing
    • S8138716: (tz) Support tzdata2015g
    • S8141213: [Parfait]Potentially blocking function GetArrayLength called in JNI critical region at line 239 of jdk/src/share/native/sun/awt/image/jpeg/jpegdecoder.c in function GET_ARRAYS
    • S8141287: Add MD5 to jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms – Take 2
    • S8142928: [TEST_BUG] sun/security/provider/certpath/ReverseBuilder/ReverseBuild.java 8u71 failure
    • S8144955: Wrong changes were pushed with 8143942
    • S8145551: Test failed with Crash for Improved font lookups
    • S8147466: Add -fno-strict-overflow to IndicRearrangementProcessor{,2}.cpp
  • Backports
    • S7169111, PR2757: Unreadable menu bar with Ambiance theme in GTK L&F
    • S8140620, PR2711: Find and load default.sf2 as the default soundbank on Linux

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:

  • PGP Key: ed25519/35964222 (hkp://keys.gnupg.net)
  • Fingerprint = 5132 579D D154 0ED2 3E04 C5A0 CFDA 0F9B 3596 4222

GnuPG >= 2.1 is required to be able to handle this key.

SHA256 checksums:

  • e467fbdbae88897c4447b400be32f3176a798d3c7d84a311b7a24420e955e93a icedtea6-1.13.10.tar.gz
  • 59a4eef6f98a1ef5951e3fd64f94a3e8f818513fa2cf721ffb60b20601eed92d icedtea6-1.13.10.tar.gz.sig
  • a08907fa5a99a84c1bb480c9a0438264ff01c6215a7e1618e08e4ae79d4600d7 icedtea6-1.13.10.tar.xz
  • 4dac256f93799aa0e75062c94c242f956bd2372b1fb70c220dcb02d4b2d028a5 icedtea6-1.13.10.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 1.13.10 ebuild for Gentoo is available.

The following people helped with these releases:

  • Andrew Hughes (all backports and bug fixes, release management)

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-1.13.10.tar.gz

or:

$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-1.13.10.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-1.13.10/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 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 2.6.x series with the January 2016 security fixes from OpenJDK 7 u95.

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 2.6.4 (2016-01-19)

  • Security fixes
  • Import of OpenJDK 7 u95 build 0
    • S7167988: PKIX CertPathBuilder in reverse mode doesn’t work if more than one trust anchor is specified
    • S8068761: [TEST_BUG] java/nio/channels/ServerSocketChannel/AdaptServerSocket.java failed with SocketTimeoutException
    • S8074068: Cleanup in src/share/classes/sun/security/x509/
    • S8075773: jps running as root fails after the fix of JDK-8050807
    • S8081297: SSL Problem with Tomcat
    • S8131181: Increment minor version of HSx for 7u95 and initialize the build number
    • S8132082: Let OracleUcrypto accept RSAPrivateKey
    • S8134605: Partial rework of the fix for 8081297
    • S8134861: XSLT: Extension func call cause exception if namespace URI contains partial package name
    • S8135307: CompletionFailure thrown when calling FieldDoc.type, if the field’s type is missing
    • S8138716: (tz) Support tzdata2015g
    • S8140244: Port fix of JDK-8075773 to MacOSX
    • S8141213: [Parfait]Potentially blocking function GetArrayLength called in JNI critical region at line 239 of jdk/src/share/native/sun/awt/image/jpeg/jpegdecoder.c in function GET_ARRAYS
    • S8141287: Add MD5 to jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms – Take 2
    • S8142928: [TEST_BUG] sun/security/provider/certpath/ReverseBuilder/ReverseBuild.java 8u71 failure
    • S8143132: L10n resource file translation update
    • S8144955: Wrong changes were pushed with 8143942
    • S8145551: Test failed with Crash for Improved font lookups
    • S8147466: Add -fno-strict-overflow to IndicRearrangementProcessor{,2}.cpp
  • Backports
    • S8140244: Port fix of JDK-8075773 to AIX

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.

  • PGP Key: ed25519/35964222 (hkp://keys.gnupg.net)
  • Fingerprint = 5132 579D D154 0ED2 3E04 C5A0 CFDA 0F9B 3596 4222

GnuPG >= 2.1 is required to be able to handle this key.

SHA256 checksums:

  • ef5dd43c5f87742ac28519420055ad24acaca55b005b5b2e339cf3e451d716c1 icedtea-2.6.4.tar.gz
  • 59acd169e88ab8071f37481351a70b04e4eacd341dba1ecc3588bf5d42ef6b7d icedtea-2.6.4.tar.gz.sig
  • d20a365feea95a4c01c9f9db1f7562f471f638bc672db9de6c6e654d2d826164 icedtea-2.6.4.tar.xz
  • fc90dc9a58db1309d2105766cc9b41f295c1c12981cf1fc0afc04efa860d3f61 icedtea-2.6.4.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 2.6.4 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-2.6.4.tar.gz

or:

$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-2.6.4.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-2.6.4/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!