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 8 support in the 3.0.x series with the April 2016 security fixes from OpenJDK 8 u91.

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 3.0.1 (2016-04-23)

  • Security fixes
  • Import of OpenJDK 8 u91 build 14
    • S8002116: This gets an exit 1
    • S8007890: [TESTBUG] fails when invoked with NMT explicitly turned on
    • S8036132: Tab characters in test/com/sun/jdi files
    • S8038963: com/sun/jdi tests fail because cygwin’s ps sometimes misses processes
    • S8044419: TEST_BUG: com/sun/jdi/ fails when run under root
    • S8059661: Test SoftReference and OOM behavior
    • S8067422: Lambda method names are unnecessarily unstable
    • S8073735: [TEST_BUG] compiler/loopopts/ got OOME
    • S8074146: [TEST_BUG] jdb has succeded to read an unreadable file
    • S8130212: Thread::current() might access freed memory on Solaris
    • S8132890: Text Overlapping on Dot Matrix Printers
    • S8134297: NPE in GSSNameElement nameType check
    • S8134650: Xsl transformation gives different results in 8u66
    • S8134828: Scrollbar thumb disappears with Nimbus L&F
    • S8138589: Correct limits on unlimited cryptography
    • S8138811: Construction of static protection domains
    • S8140268: Generate link to specification license for JavaDoc API documentation
    • S8141229: [Parfait] Null pointer dereference in cmsstrcasecmp of cmserr.c
    • S8143002: [Parfait] JNI exception pending in fontpath.c:1300
    • S8143959: Certificates requiring blacklisting
    • S8146477: [TEST_BUG] failing again
    • S8146518: Zero interpreter broken with better byte behaviour
    • S8146967: [TEST_BUG] javax/security/auth/SubjectDomainCombiner/ should use 4-args ProtectionDomain constructor
    • S8147567: InterpreterRuntime::post_field_access not updated for boolean in JDK-8132051
    • S8148446: (tz) Support tzdata2016a
    • S8148475: Missing SA Bytecode updates.
    • S8148487: PPC64: Better byte behavior
    • S8148522: Backout JDK-8138811 from 2016 Apr CPU repo
    • S8149170: Better byte behavior for native arguments
    • S8149367: PolicyQualifierInfo/index_Ctor JCk test fails with IOE: Invalid encoding for PolicyQualifierInfo
    • S8150012: Better byte behavior for reflection
    • S8150790: 8u75 L10n resource file translation update
  • Backports
    • S8148752, PR2943: Compiled StringBuilder code throws StringIndexOutOfBoundsException
    • S8154210: Zero: Better byte behaviour
    • S8154413: AArch64: Better byte behaviour
  • Bug fixes
    • PR2933: Support ccache 3.2 and later
    • PR2934, G579676: SunEC provider throwing KeyException with current NSS

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://
  • 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:

  • 8babade1717fff48bcc4e1e2f3159c2c7d97cfb44ef10124bbab3f7dc34a0582 icedtea-3.0.1.tar.gz
  • 8a5e702a114117ed301a632b1a41651d0577c9c59cfae4d10ff41f6a52185fc7 icedtea-3.0.1.tar.gz.sig
  • 346ce30de1de6c493729b79b246f250438fc5b8df7eae47229a97f9000a73af2 icedtea-3.0.1.tar.xz
  • b440f83a05788157b752cc3b1a239261bcbb52bf82211c93173e93cb4f3fa760 icedtea-3.0.1.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 3.0.1 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-3.0.1.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-3.0.1.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-3.0.1/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!