We are pleased to announce the release of IcedTea 3.2.0!

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 with the July 2016 bug fixes from OpenJDK 8 u102 and the October 2016 security fixes from OpenJDK 8 u111. It also adds a number of features familiar from IcedTea 2.x:

  • Support for toggling the inclusion of native (--disable-native-debuginfo) and Java (--disable-java-debuginfo) debugging information.
  • Support for splitting native debuginfo into separate files (--enable-split-debuginfo)
  • Allow linking against the system Kerberos installation in order to obtain the cache location. (--enable-system-kerberos)
  • Allow linking against the system libpcsclite at compile-time. (--enable-system-pcsc)
  • Allow linking against the system libsctp at compile-time. (--enable-system-sctp)

and introduces a number of new features:

  • Support for building without pre-compiled headers (--disable-precompiled-headers)
  • The ability to use the system cryptography policies provided by the crypto-policies package on Fedora.

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 3.2.0 (2016-11-08)

  • Security fixes
  • New features
    • PR1370: Provide option to build without debugging
    • PR1375: Provide option to strip and link debugging info after build
    • PR1537: Handle alternative Kerberos credential cache locations
    • PR1978: Allow use of system PCSC
    • PR2445: Support system libsctp
    • PR3182: Support building without pre-compiled headers
    • PR3183: Support Fedora/RHEL system crypto policy
    • PR3221: Use pkgconfig to detect Kerberos CFLAGS and libraries
  • Import of OpenJDK 8 u102 build 14
    • S4515292: ReferenceType.isStatic() returns true for arrays
    • S4858370: JDWP: Memory Leak: GlobalRefs never deleted when processing invokeMethod command
    • S6976636: JVM/TI test ex03t001 fails assertion
    • S7185591: jcmd-big-script.sh ERROR: could not find app’s Java pid.
    • S8017462: G1: guarantee fails with UseDynamicNumberOfGCThreads
    • S8034168: ThreadMXBean/Locks.java failed, blocked on wrong object
    • S8036006: [TESTBUG] sun/tools/native2ascii/NativeErrors.java fails: Process exit code was 0, but error was expected.
    • S8041781: Need new regression tests for PBE keys
    • S8041787: Need new regressions tests for buffer handling for PBE algorithms
    • S8043836: Need new tests for AES cipher
    • S8044199: Tests for RSA keys and key specifications
    • S8044772: TempDirTest.java still times out with -Xcomp
    • S8046339: sun.rmi.transport.DGCAckHandler leaks memory
    • S8047031: Add SocketPermission tests for legacy socket types
    • S8048052: Permission tests for setFactory
    • S8048138: Tests for JAAS callbacks
    • S8048147: Privilege tests with JAAS Subject.doAs
    • S8048356: SecureRandom default provider tests
    • S8048357: PKCS basic tests
    • S8048360: Test signed jar files
    • S8048362: Tests for doPrivileged with accomplice
    • S8048596: Tests for AEAD ciphers
    • S8048599: Tests for key wrap and unwrap operations
    • S8048603: Additional tests for MAC algorithms
    • S8048604: Tests for strong crypto ciphers
    • S8048607: Test key generation of DES and DESEDE
    • S8048610: Implement regression test for bug fix of 4686632 in JCE
    • S8048617: Tests for PKCS12 read operations
    • S8048618: Tests for PKCS12 write operations.
    • S8048619: Implement tests for converting PKCS12 keystores
    • S8048624: Tests for SealedObject
    • S8048819: Implement reliability test for DH algorithm
    • S8048820: Implement tests for SecretKeyFactory
    • S8048830: Implement tests for new functionality provided in JEP 166
    • S8049237: Need new tests for X509V3 certificates
    • S8049321: Support SHA256WithDSA in JSSE
    • S8049429: Tests for java client server communications with various TLS/SSL combinations.
    • S8049432: New tests for TLS property jdk.tls.client.protocols
    • S8049814: Additional SASL client-server tests
    • S8050281: New permission tests for JEP 140
    • S8050370: Need new regressions tests for messageDigest with DigestIOStream
    • S8050371: More MessageDigest tests
    • S8050374: More Signature tests
    • S8050427: LoginContext tests to cover JDK-4703361
    • S8050460: JAAS login/logout tests with LoginContext
    • S8050461: Tests for syntax checking of JAAS configuration file
    • S8054278: Refactor jps utility tests
    • S8055530: assert(_exits.control()->is_top() || !_gvn.type(ret_phi)->empty()) failed: return value must be well defined
    • S8055844: [TESTBUG] test/runtime/NMT/VirtualAllocCommitUncommitRecommit.java fails on Solaris Sparc due to incorrect page size being used
    • S8059677: Thread.getName() instantiates Strings
    • S8061464: A typo in CipherTestUtils test
    • S8062536: [TESTBUG] Conflicting GC combinations in jdk tests
    • S8065076: java/net/SocketPermission/SocketPermissionTest.java fails intermittently
    • S8065078: NetworkInterface.getNetworkInterfaces() triggers intermittent test failures
    • S8066871: java.lang.VerifyError: Bad local variable type – local final String
    • S8068427: Hashtable deserialization reconstitutes table with wrong capacity
    • S8069038: javax/net/ssl/TLS/TLSClientPropertyTest.java needs to be updated for JDK-8061210
    • S8069253: javax/net/ssl/TLS/TestJSSE.java failed on Mac
    • S8071125: Improve exception messages in URLPermission
    • S8072081: Supplementary characters are rejected in comments
    • S8072463: Remove requirement that AKID and SKID have to match when building certificate chain
    • S8072725: Provide more granular levels for GC verification
    • S8073400: Some Monospaced logical fonts have a different width
    • S8073872: Schemagen fails with StackOverflowError if element references containing class
    • S8074931: Additional tests for CertPath API
    • S8075286: Additional tests for signature algorithm OIDs and transformation string
    • S8076486: [TESTBUG] javax/security/auth/Subject/doAs/NestedActions.java fails if extra VM options are given
    • S8076545: Text size is twice bigger under Windows L&F on Win 8.1 with HiDPI display
    • S8076995: gc/ergonomics/TestDynamicNumberOfGCThreads.java failed with java.lang.RuntimeException: ‘new_active_workers’ missing from stdout/stderr
    • S8079138: Additional negative tests for XML signature processing
    • S8081512: Remove sun.invoke.anon classes, or move / co-locate them with tests
    • S8081771: ProcessTool.createJavaProcessBuilder() needs new addTestVmAndJavaOptions argument
    • S8129419: heapDumper.cpp: assert(length_in_bytes > 0) failed: nothing to copy
    • S8130150: Implement BigInteger.montgomeryMultiply intrinsic
    • S8130242: DataFlavorComparator transitivity exception
    • S8130304: Inference: NodeNotFoundException thrown with deep generic method call chain
    • S8130425: libjvm crash due to stack overflow in executables with 32k tbss/tdata
    • S8133023: ParallelGCThreads is not calculated correctly
    • S8134111: Unmarshaller unmarshalls XML element which doesn’t have the expected namespace
    • S8135259: InetAddress.getAllByName only reports “unknown error” instead of actual cause
    • S8136506: Include sun.arch.data.model as a property that can be queried by jtreg
    • S8137068: Tests added in JDK-8048604 fail to compile
    • S8139040: Fix initializations before ShouldNotReachHere() etc. and enable -Wuninitialized on linux.
    • S8139581: AWT components are not drawn after removal and addition to a container
    • S8141243: Unexpected timezone returned after parsing a date
    • S8141420: Compiler runtime entries don’t hold Klass* from being GCed
    • S8141445: Use of Solaris/SPARC M7 libadimalloc.so can generate unknown signal in hs_err file
    • S8141551: C2 can not handle returns with inccompatible interface arrays
    • S8143377: Test PKCS8Test.java fails
    • S8143647: Javac compiles method reference that allows results in an IllegalAccessError
    • S8144144: ORB destroy() leaks filedescriptors after unsuccessful connection
    • S8144593: Suppress not recognized property/feature warning messages from SAXParser
    • S8144957: Remove PICL warning message
    • S8145039: JAXB marshaller fails with ClassCastException on classes generated by xjc
    • S8145228: Java Access Bridge, getAccessibleStatesStringFromContext doesn’t wrap the call to getAccessibleRole
    • S8145388: URLConnection.guessContentTypeFromStream returns image/jpg for some JPEG images
    • S8145974: XMLStreamWriter produces invalid XML for surrogate pairs on OutputStreamWriter
    • S8146035: Windows – With LCD antialiasing, some glyphs are not rendered correctly
    • S8146192: Add test for JDK-8049321
    • S8146274: Thread spinning on WeakHashMap.getEntry() with concurrent use of nashorn
    • S8147468: Allow users to bound the size of buffers cached in the per-thread buffer caches
    • S8147645: get_ctrl_no_update() code is wrong
    • S8147807: crash in libkcms.so on linux-sparc
    • S8148379: jdk.nashorn.api.scripting spec. adjustments, clarifications
    • S8148627: RestrictTestMaxCachedBufferSize.java to 64-bit platforms
    • S8148820: Missing @since Javadoc tag in Logger.log(Level, Supplier)
    • S8148926: Call site profiling fails on braces-wrapped anonymous function
    • S8149017: Delayed provider selection broken in RSA client key exchange
    • S8149029: Secure validation of XML based digital signature always enabled when checking wrapping attacks
    • S8149330: Capacity of StringBuilder should not get close to Integer.MAX_VALUE unless necessary
    • S8149334: JSON.parse(JSON.stringify([])).push(10) creates an array containing two elements
    • S8149368: [hidpi] JLabel font is twice bigger than JTextArea font on Windows 7,HiDPI, Windows L&F
    • S8149411: PKCS12KeyStore cannot extract AES Secret Keys
    • S8149417: Use final restricted flag
    • S8149450: LdapCtx.processReturnCode() throwing Null Pointer Exception
    • S8149453: [hidpi] JFileChooser does not scale properly on Windows with HiDPI display and Windows L&F
    • S8149543: range check CastII nodes should not be split through Phi
    • S8149743: JVM crash after debugger hotswap with lambdas
    • S8149744: fix testng.jar delivery in Nashorn build.xml
    • S8149915: enabling validate-annotations feature for xsd schema with annotation causes NPE
    • S8150002: Check for the validity of oop before printing it in verify_remembered_set
    • S8150470: JCK: api/xsl/conf/copy/copy19 test failure
    • S8150518: G1 GC crashes at G1CollectedHeap::do_collection_pause_at_safepoint(double)
    • S8150533: Test java/util/logging/LogManagerAppContextDeadlock.java times out intermittently.
    • S8150704: XALAN: ERROR: ‘No more DTM IDs are available’ when transforming with lots of temporary result trees
    • S8150780: Repeated offer and remove on ConcurrentLinkedQueue lead to an OutOfMemoryError
    • S8151064: com/sun/jdi/RedefineAddPrivateMethod.sh fails intermittently
    • S8151197: [TEST_BUG] Need to backport fix for test/javax/net/ssl/TLS/TestJSSE.java
    • S8151352: jdk/test/sample fails with “effective library path is outside the test suite”
    • S8151431: DateFormatSymbols triggers this.clone() in the constructor
    • S8151535: TESTBUG: java/lang/invoke/AccessControlTest.java should be modified to run with JTREG 4.1 b13
    • S8151731: Add new jtreg keywords to jdk 8
    • S8151998: VS2010 ThemeReader.cpp(758) : error C3861: ’round’: identifier not found
    • S8152927: Incorrect GPL header in StubFactoryDynamicBase.java reported
    • S8153252: SA: Hotspot build on Windows fails if make/closed folder does not exist
    • S8153531: Improve exception messaging for RSAClientKeyExchange
    • S8153641: assert(thread_state == _thread_in_native) failed: Assumed thread_in_native while heap dump
    • S8153673: [BACKOUT] JDWP: Memory Leak: GlobalRefs never deleted when processing invokeMethod command
    • S8154304: NullpointerException at LdapReferralException.getReferralContext
    • S8154722: Test gc/ergonomics/TestDynamicNumberOfGCThreads.java fails
    • S8157078: 8u102 L10n resource file updates
    • S8157838: Personalized Windows Font Size is not taken into account in Java8u102
  • Import of OpenJDK 8 u111 build 14
    • S6882559: new JEditorPane(“text/plain”,”") fails for null context class loader
    • S8049171: Additional tests for jarsigner’s warnings
    • S8063086: Math.pow yields different results upon repeated calls
    • S8140530: Creating a VolatileImage with size 0,0 results in no longer working g2d.drawString
    • S8142926: OutputAnalyzer’s shouldXXX() calls return this
    • S8147077: IllegalArgumentException thrown by api/java_awt/Component/FlipBufferStrategy/indexTGF_General
    • S8148127: IllegalArgumentException thrown by JCK test api/java_awt/Component/FlipBufferStrategy/indexTGF_General in opengl pipeline
    • S8150611: Security problem on sun.misc.resources.Messages*
    • S8153399: Constrain AppCDS behavior (back port)
    • S8157653: [Parfait] Uninitialised variable in awt_Font.cpp
    • S8158734: JEditorPane.createEditorKitForContentType throws NPE after 6882559
    • S8158994: Service Menu services
    • S8159684: (tz) Support tzdata2016f
    • S8160904: Typo in code from 8079718 fix : enableCustomValueHanlde
    • S8160934: isnan() is not available on older MSVC compilers
    • S8161141: correct bugId for JDK-8158994 fix push
    • S8162411: Service Menu services 2
    • S8162419: closed/com/oracle/jfr/runtime/TestVMInfoEvent.sh failing after JDK-8155968
    • S8162511: 8u111 L10n resource file updates
    • S8162792: Remove constraint DSA keySize < 1024 from jdk.jar.disabledAlgorithms in jdk8
    • S8164452: 8u111 L10n resource file update – msgdrop 20
    • S8165816: jarsigner -verify shows jar unsigned if it was signed with a weak algorithm
    • S8166381: Back out changes to the java.security file to not disable MD5
  • Backports
    • S8078628, PR3208: Zero build fails with pre-compiled headers disabled
    • S8141491, PR3159, G592292: Unaligned memory access in Bits.c
    • S8157306, PR3121: Random infrequent null pointer exceptions in javac (enabled on AArch64 only)
    • S8162384, PR3122: Performance regression: bimorphic inlining may be bypassed by type speculation
  • Bug fixes
    • PR3123: Some object files built without -fPIC on x86 only
    • PR3126: pax-mark-vm script calls “exit -1″ which is invalid in dash
    • PR3127, G590348: Only apply PaX markings by default on running PaX kernels
    • PR3199: Invalid nashorn URL
    • PR3201: Update infinality configure test
    • PR3218: PR3159 leads to build failure on clean tree
  • AArch64 port
    • S8131779, PR3220: AARCH64: add Montgomery multiply intrinsic
    • S8167200, PR3220: AArch64: Broken stack pointer adjustment in interpreter
    • S8167421, PR3220: AArch64: in one core system, fatal error: Illegal threadstate encountered
    • S8167595, PR3220: AArch64: SEGV in stub code cipherBlockChaining_decryptAESCrypt
    • S8168888, PR3220: Port 8160591: Improve internal array handling to AArch64.
  • Shenandoah
    • PR3224: Shenandoah broken when building without pre-compiled headers

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SHA256 checksums:

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A 3.2.0 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-3.2.0.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-3.2.0.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-3.2.0/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!