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 October 2016 security fixes from OpenJDK 6 b41.

This is the final security update to IcedTea 1.x. Users should upgrade to IcedTea 2.x for OpenJDK 7 or 3.x for OpenJDK 8. See the earlier post on this for further details.

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. There will be a final 1.14.0 release at some point and this can include fixes for any issues with this release. However, it will not include any further security backports.

Full details of the release can be found below.

What’s New?

New in release 1.13.13 (2017-01-09)

  • Security fixes
  • Import of OpenJDK6 b41
    • S4787377: VK_STOP key on Solaris generates wrong Key Code
    • S4947220: (process)Runtime.exec() cannot invoke applications with unicode parameters(win)
    • S5036807: Pressing action keys “STOP/AGAIN/COMPOSE” generates keycode of F11/F12 keys.
    • S5099725: AWT doesn’t seem to handle MappingNotify events under X11.
    • S5100701: Toolkit.getLockingKeyState() does not work on XToolkit, but works on Motif
    • S6324292: keytool -help is unhelpful
    • S6464022: Memory leak in JOptionPane.createDialog
    • S6501385: ColorChooser demo – two elemets have same mnemonic in it locale, GTK L&F
    • S6535697: keytool can be more flexible on format of PEM-encoded X.509 certificates
    • S6561126: keytool should use larger default keysize for keypairs
    • S6566218: l10n of 6476932
    • S6606396: Notepad and Stylepad demos don’t run in Japanese locale.
    • S6608456: need API to define RepaintManager per components hierarchy
    • S6624200: Regression test fails: test/closed/javax/swing/JMenuItem/4654927/
    • S6675400: “Details” in English has to be “Details” in German
    • S6680988: KeyEvent is still missing VK values for many keyboards
    • S6683775: Painting artifacts is seen when panel is made setOpaque(false) for a translucent window
    • S6693507: There are unnecessary compilation warnings in the package
    • S6709758: keytool default cert fingerprint algorithm should be SHA1, not MD5
    • S6711676: Numpad keys trigger more than one KeyEvent.
    • S6719382: Printing of AWT components on windows is not working
    • S6726866: Repainting artifacts when resizing or dragging JInternalFrames in non-opaque toplevel
    • S6727661: Code improvement and warnings removing from the swing/plaf packages
    • S6727662: Code improvement and warnings removing from swing packages
    • S6794764: Translucent windows are completely repainted on every paint event, on Windows
    • S6796710: Html content in JEditorPane is overlapping on swing components while resizing the application. [TEST FRAMEWORK ONLY]
    • S6802846: jarsigner needs enhanced cert validation(options)
    • S6867657: Many JSN tests do not run under cygwin
    • S6870812: enhance security tools to use ECC algorithms
    • S6871299: Shift+Tab no longer generates a KEY_TYPED event; used to with JRE 1.5
    • S6871847: AlgorithmId.get(“SHA256withECDSA”) not available
    • S6882559: new JEditorPane(“text/plain”,”") fails for null context class loader
    • S6894719: (launcher)The option -no-jre-restrict-search is expected when -jre-no-restrict-search is documented.
    • S6901170: HttpCookie parsing of version and max-age mis-handled
    • S6911129: These tests do not work with CYGWIN: java/lang
    • S6922482: keytool’s help on -file always shows ‘output file’
    • S6923681: Jarsigner crashes during timestamping
    • S6939248: Jarsigner can’t extract Extended Key Usage from Timestamp Reply correctly
    • S6959252: convert the anonymous arrays to named arrays in Java List Resource files
    • S6969683: Generify ResolverConfiguration codes
    • S6980510: Fix for 6959252 broke JConsole mnemonic keys
    • S6982840: sun/security/tools/jarsigner/ fails
    • S6987827: security/util/ needs improvement
    • S6988163: dup and a keytool doc typo
    • S7004168: jarsigner -verify checks for KeyUsage codesigning ext on all certs instead of just signing cert
    • S7013850: Please change the mnemonic assignment system to avoid translation issue
    • S7017818: NLS: cannot be handled by translation team
    • S7019937: Translatability bug – Remove Unused String – String ID , read end of file
    • S7019938: Translatability bug – Remove Unused String – String ID can not specify Principal with a
    • S7019940: Translatability bug – Remove unused string – String ID: provided null name
    • S7019942: Translatability bug – String ID: trustedCertEntry,
    • S7019945: Translatability bug – Translatability issue – String ID: * has NOT been verified! In order to veri
    • S7019947: Translatability bug – Translatability issue – String ID: * The integrity of the information stored i
    • S7019949: Translatability bug – Translatability issue – String ID: * you must provide your keystore password.
    • S7020531: test: java/security/cert/CertificateFactory/openssl/ file not closed after run
    • S7021693: [ja, zh_CN] jconsole throws exception and fail to start in ja and zh_CN locales
    • S7022005: [ja,zh_CN] javadoc, part of navigation bar in generated html are not translated.
    • S7024118: possible hardcoded mnemonic for JFileChooser metal and motif l&f
    • S7025267: NLS: t13y fix for 7021689 [ja] Notepad demo throws NPE
    • S7028447: security-related resources Chinese translation errors
    • S7028490: better suggestion for jarsigner when TSA is not accessible
    • S7030174: Jarsigner should accept TSACert with an HTTPS id-ad-timeStamping SIA
    • S7032018: The file list in JFileChooser does not have an accessible name
    • S7032436: When running with the Nimbus look and feel, the JFileChooser does not display mnemonics
    • S7034259: [all] incorrect mnemonic keys in JCP automatic update advanced settings dialog.
    • S7034940: message drop 2 translation integration
    • S7035843: [zh_CN, ja] JConsole mnemonic keys don’t work
    • S7038803: [CCJK] Incorrect mnemonic key (0) is displayed on cancel button on messagedialog of JOptionPane
    • S7038807: [CCJK] OK button on message dialog of JOptionpane is not translated
    • S7040228: [zh_TW] extra (C) on cancel button on File Chooser dialog
    • S7040257: [pt_BR,fr] Print dialog has duplicate mnemonic key.
    • S7042323: [sv, de, es, it] Print dialog has duplicate mnemonic key
    • S7042475: [ja,zh_CN] extra mnemonic key in jconsole
    • S7043548: message drop 3 translation integration
    • S7045132: translation error
    • S7045184: GTK L&F doesn’t have hotkeys in jdk7 b141, while b139 has.
    • S7062969: java -help still shows
    • S7090158: Networking Libraries don’t build with javac -Werror
    • S7090832: Some locale info are not localized for some languages.
    • S7093156: NLS Please change the mnemonic assignment system to avoid translation issue (Swing files)
    • S7102686: Restructure timestamp code so that jars and modules can more easily share the same code
    • S7109085: Test use hotkeys not intended for Mac
    • S7116786: RFE: Detailed information on VerifyErrors
    • S7124171: 7u4 l10n message update related to Mac OS X port
    • S7125055: ContentHandler.getContent API changed in error
    • S7132247: java/rmi/registry/readTest/ failing with Cygwin
    • S7142339: is needlessly creating SHA1PRNG SecureRandom instances when timestamping is not done
    • S7145375: 7u4 l10n message update related to langtools
    • S7145960: sun/security/mscapi/ failing on windows
    • S7146099: NLS: [de,es,it,ko,pt_BR]launcher_**.properties, double backslash issue.
    • S7149012: jarsigner needs not warn about cert expiration if the jar has a TSA timestamp
    • S7158712: Synth Property “ComboBox.popupInsets” is ignored
    • S7169226: NLS: Please change the mnemonic assignment system for windows and motif properties
    • S7174970: NLS [ccjk] Extra mnemonic keys at standard filechooserdialog (open and save) in metal L&F
    • S7175367: NLS: 7u6 message drop10 integration
    • S7176894: back out files from 7u6 message drop10
    • S7178145: Change constMethodOop::_exception_table to optionally inlined u2 table.
    • S7181632: nsk classLoad001_14 failure and CompileTheWorld crash after 7178145.
    • S7182226: NLS: jdk7u6 message drop20 integration
    • S7183203: tests intermittent failure
    • S7187051: tests should do cleanup before start test
    • S7194449: String resources for Key Tool and Policy Tool should be in their respective packages
    • S8000626: Implement dead key detection for KeyEvent on Linux
    • S8003890: corelibs test scripts should pass TESTVMOPTS
    • S8008764: 7uX l10n resource file translation update
    • S8009168: syntax issue
    • S8009636: JARSigner including TimeStamp PolicyID (TSAPolicyID) as defined in RFC3161
    • S8010297: Missing isLoggable() checks in logging code
    • S8010782: clean up source files containing carriage return characters
    • S8014048: Online user guide of jconsole points incorrect link
    • S8014431: cleanup warnings indicated by the -Wunused-value compiler option on linux
    • S8015265: revise the fix for 8007037
    • S8016579: (process) IOException thrown by ProcessBuilder.start() method is incorrectly encoded
    • S8019541: 7u40 l10n resource file translation update
    • S8020708: NLS mnemonics missing in SwingSet2/JInternalFrame demo
    • S8023338: Update jarsigner to encourage timestamping
    • S8024302: Clarify jar verifications
    • S8024756: method grouping tabs are not selectable
    • S8026741: jdk8 l10n resource file translation update 5
    • S8027787: 7u51 l10n resource file translation update 1
    • S8030698: Several GUI labels in jconsole need correction
    • S8030878: JConsole issues meaningless message if SSL connection fails
    • S8035988: 7u60 l10n resource file translation update 1
    • S8038837: Add support to jarsigner for specifying timestamp hash algorithm
    • S8048147: Privilege tests with JAAS Subject.doAs
    • S8048357: PKCS basic tests
    • S8049171: Additional tests for jarsigner’s warnings
    • S8055176: 7u71 l10n resource file translation update
    • S8057530: (process) Runtime.exec throws garbled message in jp locale
    • S8059177: jdk8u40 l10n resource file translation update 1
    • S8065609: 7u76 l10n resource file translation update
    • S8076486: [TESTBUG] javax/security/auth/Subject/doAs/ fails if extra VM options are given
    • S8077953: [TEST_BUG] com/sun/management/OperatingSystemMXBean/ Compilation failed after JDK-8077387
    • S8078628, PR3152: Zero build fails with pre-compiled headers disabled
    • S8080628: No mnemonics on Open and Save buttons in JFileChooser
    • S8083601: jdk8u60 l10n resource file translation update 2
    • S8140530, PR3276: Creating a VolatileImage with size 0,0 results in no longer working g2d.drawString
    • S8142926: OutputAnalyzer’s shouldXXX() calls return this
    • S8143134: L10n resource file translation update
    • 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*
    • S8157077: 8u101 L10n resource file updates
    • S8157653: [Parfait] Uninitialised variable in awt_Font.cpp
    • S8158734: JEditorPane.createEditorKitForContentType throws NPE after 6882559
    • S8159684: (tz) Support tzdata2016f
    • S8162411: Service Menu services 2
    • S8162419: closed/com/oracle/jfr/runtime/ 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 file to not disable MD5
    • S8169448, PR3205: OpenJDK 6 fails to build without pre-compiled headers
    • S8171415: Remove Java 7 features from testlibrary
    • S8171954: Add stubs for and
    • S8172159: Remove @Override annotation on interfaces added by b41 updates
    • S8172252: Remove over-zealous switch to for-each loop in SortingFocusTraversalPolicy
  • Backports
    • S6974985, PR3276: Java2Demo threw exceptions when xrender enabled in OEL5.5
    • S6985593, PR3276: Crash in Java_sun_java2d_loops_MaskBlit_MaskBlit on oel5.5-x64
  • Bug fixes
    • PR3174: systemtap: type definition ‘symbolOopDesc’ not found
    • PR3175: invalid zip timestamp handling leads to error updating JAR files
    • PR3213: Disable ARM32 JIT by default
    • PR3275: Update generated files after OpenJDK 6 b41 update

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A 1.13.13 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 icedtea6-1.13.13.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-1.13.13.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-1.13.13/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!