We are pleased to announce the release of IcedTea 3.5.0!

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 2017 security fixes from OpenJDK 8 u141.

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 3.5.0 (2017-07-20)

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: ed25519/0xCFDA0F9B35964222 (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:

  • 2c92e18fa70edaf73517fcf91bc2a7cc2ec2aa8ffdf22bb974fa6f9bc3065f30 icedtea-3.5.0.tar.gz
  • d27c337e87221c9de158f83e43823bf2c5ec2ebf78c8fa5b9a11b182acb68ee1 icedtea-3.5.0.tar.gz.sig
  • 9aa89e00ecc07baa6b37a6b1e363c3d7128253e95374c74d1d2706f36c3ccab5 icedtea-3.5.0.tar.xz
  • 59089156b3ea0973304c6d89d598ca6a149e594f9555fd35c9c0a78101ce7e65 icedtea-3.5.0.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 3.5.0 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-3.5.0.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-3.5.0.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-3.5.0/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!