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 July 2017 security fixes from OpenJDK 7 u151.

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 2.6.11 (2017-08-08)

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://
  • 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:

  • 5dfbe0f40d8b6004d49add4ec398d1c91d4c02b11716297055e5d73919fb85be icedtea-2.6.11.tar.gz
  • f100c3bfffa5ea0b9a2184346856a1d3db7f8d2a45c74523ad928dcf179ad0e3 icedtea-2.6.11.tar.gz.sig
  • 20063c314535e4ed4b8099e497b880e4f346c85e7315a2573d0f398b973777c5 icedtea-2.6.11.tar.xz
  • 43bf76c60d219ef76b0e03484ee92d0d7657dafae51f21ed088ee5bb5ee654ca icedtea-2.6.11.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 2.6.11 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-2.6.11.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-2.6.11.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-2.6.11/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!