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 7 support in the 2.4.x series with the April 2014 security fixes.

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 2.4.7 (2014-04-15)

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.

SHA256 checksums:

  • 754350cbd704b22b7ba3d14c8283eb2d896d137824f95a9e6a2b34678658ade1 icedtea-2.4.7.tar.gz
  • 92a1ac08f3bdb1f0bca58a6528020ca0d7e7e720ad438743133de9d0b3bf875d icedtea-2.4.7.tar.gz.sig
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The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 2.4.7 ebuild for Gentoo is available, along with a 2.4.7 source RPM.

The following people helped with these releases:

We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea-2.4.7.tar.gz

or:

$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-2.4.7.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-2.4.7/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!

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 April 2014 security fixes.

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 1.13.3 (2014-04-15)

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.

SHA256 checksums:

  • 15a5a9b4ff52f67a3dffd264e75d6f984bc196f47899376c206b1e51000fd072 icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.gz
  • 00e7f7083fa907b9a39dfbae1a5461afe741d0cbf80456c8dbcefa37fa8f14da icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.gz.sig
  • 0149ffffcfb55739357a2c720421cbc311e4ccb248c0c185ed67671d2c45f748 icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.xz
  • a36f43665bfcfe0e03ae08507a7db7a09892f14cc9defe345ad344134cc3c17c icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 1.13.3 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 icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.gz

or:

$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-1.13.3.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-1.13.3/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!

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 a number of bug fixes.

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 1.13.2 (2014-03-28)

  • Backports
    • S7110396: Sound code fails to build with gcc 4.6 on multiarch Linux systems
    • S8035893: JVM_GetVersionInfo fails to zero structure
    • OJ29: JDK fails to zero jdk_version_info correctly
  • Bug fixes
    • PR1714, G498288: Update PaX support to detect running PaX kernel and use newer tools
    • PR1712, G455426: Allow -Werror to be turned off in the HotSpot build

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.

SHA256 checksums:

  • 654648eb7b9a29a6a91768723707515750409980ff26e6daba6d13ff444fa330 icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.gz
  • d5fa067745ccb7b1474b7bb4a053896a263e3b3da99131898cf83ddd4467a3a0 icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.gz.sig
  • b7614cf5f90d10a3ad379c65bc7d9c5f64ca38beafe50282e131612d62b1a1f9 icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.xz
  • bec15aac669c7345b4a0d3625ed2e388b951d1f5d73e06741154ee0dd42068b6 icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

A 1.13.2 ebuild for Gentoo is available.

The following people helped with these releases:

  • Andrew Dinn (OJ29)
  • Andrew Hughes (all other backports & bug fixes, release management)

We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.gz

or:

$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-1.13.2/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!

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.

These releases are mainly focused on ARM support. In 2.4.6, we see the first appearance of support for both the ARM32 JIT (previously in 2.3.x and earlier) and the AArch64 port. As it successfully built itself on Fedora, the ARM32 JIT is enabled by default, but can now be disabled using --disable-arm32-jit.

We also update the 2.3 series, containing the more stable version of the ARM32 JIT, with the fixes previously released in 2.4.5. 2.3.14 also adds the two missing HotSpot security updates from the 2.3.12 release. However, these are only enabled by default when building Zero. They can be forced on for other builds by setting --enable-jsr292-update.

This will be the last release of the 2.3.x series and users should transition to 2.4.x as soon as possible. More updates on this and other releases to follow shortly.

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 releases can be found below.

What’s New?

New in release 2.4.6 (2014-03-28)

  • Backports
    • S8009062: poor performance of JNI AttachCurrentThread after fix for 7017193
    • S8035893: JVM_GetVersionInfo fails to zero structure
    • Re-enable the ‘gamma’ test at the end of the HotSpot build, but only for HotSpot based bootstrap JDKs.
  • Bug fixes
    • PR1101: Undefined symbols on GNU/Linux SPARC
    • PR1659: OpenJDK 7 returns incorrect TrueType font metrics when bold style is set
    • PR1677, G498288: Update PaX support to detect running PaX kernel and use newer tools
    • PR1679: Allow OpenJDK to build on PaX-enabled kernels
    • PR1684: Build fails with empty PAX_COMMAND
    • RH1015432: java-1.7.0-openjdk: Fails on PPC with StackOverflowError (revised fix)
    • Link against $(LIBDL) if SYSTEM_CUPS is not true
    • Perform configure checks using ecj.jar when –with-gcj (native ecj build) is enabled.
  • ARM32 port
    • Add arm_port from IcedTea 6
    • Add patches/arm.patch from IcedTea 6
    • Add patches/arm-debug.patch from IcedTea 6
    • Add patches/arm-hsdis.patch from IcedTea 6
    • added jvmti event generation for dynamic_generate and compiled_method_load events to ARM JIT compiler
    • Adjust saved SP when safepointing.
    • First cut of invokedynamic
    • Fix trashed thread ptr after recursive re-entry from asm JIT.
    • JIT-compilation of ldc methodHandle
    • Rename a bunch of misleadingly-named functions
    • Changes for HSX22
    • Rename a bunch of misleadingly-named functions
    • Patched method handle adapter code to deal with failures in TCK
    • Phase 1
    • Phase 2
    • RTC Thumb2 JIT enhancements.
    • Zero fails to build in hsx22+, fix for hsx22 after runs gamma OK, hsx23 still nogo.
    • Use ldrexd for atomic reads on ARMv7.
    • Use unified syntax for thumb code.
    • Corrected call from fast_method_handle_entry to CppInterpreter::method_handle_entry so that thread is loaded into r2
    • Don’t save locals at a return.
    • Fix call to handle_special_method(). Fix compareAndSwapLong.
    • Fix JIT bug that miscompiles org.eclipse.ui.internal.contexts.ContextAuthority.sourceChanged
    • invokedynamic and aldc for JIT
    • Modified safepoint check to rely on memory protect signal instead of polling
    • Minor review cleanups.
    • PR1188: ASM Interpreter and Thumb2 JIT javac miscompile modulo reminder on armel
    • PR1363: Fedora 19 / rawhide FTBFS SIGILL
    • Changes for HSX23
    • Remove fragment from method that has been removed
    • Remove C++ flags from CC_COMPILE and fix usage in zeroshark.make.
    • Use $(CC) to compile mkbc instead of $(CC_COMPILE) to avoid C++-only flags
    • Add note about use of $(CFLAGS)/$(CXXFLAGS)/$(CPPFLAGS) at present.
    • Override automatic detection of source language for bytecodes_arm.def
    • Include $(CFLAGS) in assembler stage
    • PR1626: ARM32 assembler update for hsx24. Use ARM32JIT to turn it on/off.
    • Replace literal offsets for METHOD_SIZEOFPARAMETERS and ISTATE_NEXT_FRAME with correct symbolic names.
    • Turn ARM32 JIT on by default
  • AArch64 port
    • PR1713: Support AArch64 Port
  • Shark
    • Add Shark definitions from S8003868
    • Drop compile_method argument removed in S7083786 from sharkCompiler.cpp

New in release 2.3.14 (2014-03-28)

  • Security fixes
  • Backports
    • S7024118: possible hardcoded mnemonic for JFileChooser metal and motif l&f
    • 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
    • S7151089: PS NUMA: NUMA allocator should not attempt to free pages when using SHM large pages
    • S7192406: JSR 292: C2 needs exact return type information for invokedynamic and invokehandle call sites (JSR292 update only)
    • S7196242: vm/mlvm/indy/stress/java/loopsAndThreads crashed (JSR292 update only)
    • S7200949: JSR 292: rubybench/bench/time/bench_base64.rb fails with jruby.jar not on boot class path (JSR292 update only)
    • S8000780: make Zero build and run with JDK8 (JSR292 update only)
    • S8008764: 7uX l10n resource file translation update
    • S8009062: poor performance of JNI AttachCurrentThread after fix for 7017193
    • S8013057: assert(_needs_gc || SafepointSynchronize::is_at_safepoint()) failed: only read at safepoint
    • S8015976: OpenJDK part of bug JDK-8015812 [TEST_BUG] Tests have conflicting test descriptions
    • S8022698: javax/script/GetInterfaceTest.java fails since 7u45 b04 with -agentvm option
    • S8023310: Thread contention in the method Beans.IsDesignTime()
    • S8024302: Clarify jar verifications
    • S8024461: [macosx] Java crashed on mac10.9 for swing and 2d function manual test
    • S8025255: (tz) Support tzdata2013g
    • S8026037: [TESTBUG] sun/security/tools/jarsigner/warnings.sh test fails on Solaris
    • S8026304: jarsigner output bad grammar
    • S8026887: Make issues due to failed large pages allocations easier to debug
    • S8027204: Revise the update of 8026204 and 8025758
    • S8027224: test regression – ClassNotFoundException
    • S8027370: Support tzdata2013h
    • S8027378: Two closed/javax/xml/8005432 fails with jdk7u51b04
    • S8027837: JDK-8021257 causes CORBA build failure on emdedded platforms
    • S8027943: serial version of com.sun.corba.se.spi.orbutil.proxy.CompositeInvocationHandlerImpl changed in 7u45
    • S8028057: Modify jarsigner man page documentation to document CCC 8024302: Clarify jar verifications
    • S8028111: XML readers share the same entity expansion counter
    • S8028215: ORB.init fails with SecurityException if properties select the JDK default ORB
    • S8028293: Check local configuration for actual ephemeral port range
    • S8028382: Two javax/xml/8005433 tests still fail after the fix JDK-8028147
    • S8028453: AsynchronousSocketChannel.connect() requires SocketPermission due to bind to local address (win)
    • S8028823: java/net/Makefile tabs converted to spaces
    • S8029038: Revise fix for XML readers share the same entity expansion counter
    • S8035893: JVM_GetVersionInfo fails to zero structure
  • Bug fixes
    • Fix broken bootstrap build by updating ecj-multicatch.patch
    • PR1626: ARM32 assembler update for hsx24 (JSR292 update only)
    • PR1654: ppc32 needs a larger ThreadStackSize to build
    • PR1677, G498288: Update PaX support to detect running PaX kernel and use newer tools
    • PR1679: Allow OpenJDK to build on PaX-enabled kernels
    • PR1684: Build fails with empty PAX_COMMAND
    • Re-enable the ‘gamma’ test at the end of the HotSpot build, but only for HotSpot based bootstrap JDKs.
    • RH1015432: java-1.7.0-openjdk: Fails on PPC with StackOverflowError (revised fix)
    • RH910107: fail to load PC/SC library
    • Perform configure checks using ecj.jar when –with-gcj (native ecj build) is enabled.
  • New features
    • PR1653: Support ppc64le via Zero
  • ARM port
    • Allow ARM32 JIT to be disabled
    • Replace literal offsets for METHOD_SIZEOFPARAMETERS and ISTATE_NEXT_FRAME with correct symbolic names.
    • Turn ARM32 JIT on by default
  • Shark
    • Add Shark definitions from S8003868
    • Drop compile_method argument removed in S7083786 from sharkCompiler.cpp

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

or:

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.

SHA256 checksums:

  • aa152c7b61dc9b1d2e66ff3270e8c59e399a39035fa707ae4b637f4c223cc474 icedtea-2.3.14.tar.gz
  • 5aef30fbd8e6c3d59f7428154c470bf662261b6e12caaba24dc1cb2f20cc6e49 icedtea-2.3.14.tar.gz.sig
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  • 0a05a678a29545b598846755acb9d2359933b607e1ab2473f88dba6ece7ae22e icedtea-2.4.6.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

2.3.14 and 2.4.6 ebuilds for Gentoo are 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-${version}.tar.gz

or:

$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-${version}.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-${version}/configure
$ make

where ${version} is either 2.3.14 or 2.4.6.

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

Happy hacking!

When Sun’s (now Oracle’s) Java implementation was released as Free Software in 2006/7, starting the OpenJDK project, it already had over ten years of proprietary software development behind it. As a result, its codebase and build system are littered with assumptions and defaults designed for producing a binary blob that works on as many systems as possible. This is a very different design impetus from that of software which is developed in the open from the start, and the IcedTea project started as a way to adapt OpenJDK to this new world, and this remains one of its roles today.

Oracle still don’t provide binaries built solely from the OpenJDK codebase. Instead, their builds are based on a combination of the OpenJDK trees and their own internal proprietary trees. These have the same requirements as before, in depending on as little as possible being present on the target system. To achieve this on a GNU/Linux system, the C++ library is incorporated into the JDK binaries rather than being linked against, and the source trees include their own copies of the compression library, zlib, and imaging libraries (libjpeg, giflib, libpng, LCMS) which are then built as part of the JDK. This means that the binary will work on the target system without these libraries being present or in the required versions. For things that aren’t essential to the JDK, but provide optional extra features, the JDK will try to open the library at runtime and fail (usually silently) if it can’t be found. Examples of this include the Gtk+ look and feel and various system calls for the new NIO2 libraries in 1.7.

Such binary packages are the norm on Windows, Mac and mobile platforms, as is bringing everything you need with you. However, traditionally, GNU/Linux systems have a notion of distributions, which exist between the individual packages and the end user. You can think of choosing a GNU/Linux distribution as analogous to choosing which store you buy your groceries from. The same staples of the Linux kernel and a C library are provided by all distributions, in the same way all grocery stores stock bread and milk, but they distinguish themselves by how they package their products, what branding they apply and, as you reach more optional components, what software is included. Distributions like Fedora and Gentoo try to bring new versions of packages to their users as soon as possible, whereas others like Debian and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) cater to those who want a more stable environment.

Access to these packages is through the package manager, which far predates the store concept that is coming of age on Windows, Mac and mobile platforms, and differs from these in that the software is usually available gratis. In including a package like OpenJDK in the package manager, distributions have very different aims to those described above. Critically, they know what packages are available and in what versions (i.e. the others provided by the package manager), so there is no need for the OpenJDK package to bundle its own copies. In fact, doing so creates problems as it increases the footprint of OpenJDK and, most importantly, prevents it from picking up on security updates made to the system copies of these libraries. For this reason, it is against the rules of a number of distributions to perform such bundling.

Since its inception, IcedTea has fixed the most problematic issues by building against the system C++, compression and imaging libraries. More recently, the IcedTea build even deletes the in-tree copies of these libraries to ensure the system version is being used. Thus, if a library like libjpeg is patched due to a security issue, the OpenJDK package will immediately benefit without having to be patched and re-built itself. With IcedTea 2.x, we went further and addressed the optional cases, where the JDK probes for libraries at runtime. In the IcedTea 2.x forests, support is provided to instead compile against these libraries. This ensures both that the code still works against the system installation of the library, and introduces a link between the JDK library and the system library which automated dependency tools can then detect.

Just this week, we’ve introduced support for compile-time building with the libpcsclite library. While this is primarily for testing (as the library needs to be interchangeable at run-time), it does mean that some basic checking of this code can be done by the compiler in development builds.

The result of all this is that someone new to IcedTea may think that it has many more dependencies than OpenJDK. However, most of these dependencies are taken from the OpenJDK codebase and are just not explicit when building it independently. Although this means it’s slightly harder to complete an IcedTea build, by the time you’ve done so, you know that all the libraries the JDK may need are present and have been compiled against, which gives a greater guarantee of runtime success than if, for example, you wait until someone fires up a graphical application using the Gtk+ look and feel and it fails. With the latest 1.13.0 release, all these options are now configurable on both 6 & 7, so you are free to make your own choices as to whether to go with a bundled or linked solution on a per-library basis.

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 1.11.x series with the January 2014 security errata and a number of bug fixes.

This is the final update for the 1.11.x series (1.11.15), following the release of the 1.13.x series (see the release policy). Users are advised to migrate to the 1.13.x series as soon as possible.

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 1.11.15 (2014-01-21)

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

or:

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.

SHA256 checksums:

  • 20c0028148fb39bdd6effedb0f3d7d2cf08fc5dc7b65be5e36bccd6771a33e1f icedtea6-1.11.15.tar.gz
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  • ca8639bfc41bec784cf19963d63ac95e779dd21299cd34b16e2ceed076f06d90 icedtea6-1.11.15.tar.xz.sig

The following people helped with these releases:

We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-1.11.15.tar.gz

or:

$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-1.11.15.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-1.11.15/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!

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 synchronises our OpenJDK 7 support in the 2.4.x series with the upstream u51 b31 tag, fixes the bootstrap issues with the 2.4.4 release and adds in a couple of recent bug fixes.

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 2.4.5 (2014-01-29)

  • Backports
    • S8015976: OpenJDK part of bug JDK-8015812 [TEST_BUG] Tests have conflicting test descriptions
    • S8022698: javax/script/GetInterfaceTest.java fails since 7u45 b04 with -agentvm option
    • S8022868: missing codepage Cp290 at java runtime
    • S8023310: Thread contention in the method Beans.IsDesignTime()
    • S8024461: [macosx] Java crashed on mac10.9 for swing and 2d function manual test
    • S8025679: Increment minor version of HSx for 7u51 and initialize the build number
    • S8026037: [TESTBUG] sun/security/tools/jarsigner/warnings.sh test fails on Solaris
    • S8026304: jarsigner output bad grammar
    • S8026772: test/sun/util/resources/TimeZone/Bug6317929.java failing
    • S8026887: Make issues due to failed large pages allocations easier to debug
    • S8027204: Revise the update of 8026204 and 8025758
    • S8027224: test regression – ClassNotFoundException
    • S8027370: Support tzdata2013h
    • S8027378: Two closed/javax/xml/8005432 fails with jdk7u51b04
    • S8027787: 7u51 l10n resource file translation update 1
    • S8027837: JDK-8021257 causes CORBA build failure on emdedded platforms
    • S8027943: serial version of com.sun.corba.se.spi.orbutil.proxy.CompositeInvocationHandlerImpl changed in 7u45
    • S8027944: Increment hsx 24.51 build to b02 for 7u51-b07
    • S8028057: Modify jarsigner man page documentation to document CCC 8024302: Clarify jar verifications
    • S8028090: reverting change – changeset pushed with incorrect commit message, linked to wrong issue
    • S8028111: XML readers share the same entity expansion counter
    • S8028215: ORB.init fails with SecurityException if properties select the JDK default ORB
    • S8028293: Check local configuration for actual ephemeral port range
    • S8028382: Two javax/xml/8005433 tests still fail after the fix JDK-8028147
    • S8028453: AsynchronousSocketChannel.connect() requires SocketPermission due to bind to local address (win)
    • S8028823: java/net/Makefile tabs converted to spaces
    • S8029038: Revise fix for XML readers share the same entity expansion counter
    • S8029842: Increment hsx 24.51 build to b03 for 7u51-b11
  • Bug fixes
    • Fix broken bootstrap build by updating ecj-multicatch.patch
    • PR1653: Support ppc64le via Zero
    • PR1654: ppc32 needs a larger ThreadStackSize to build
    • RH1015432: java-1.7.0-openjdk: Fails on PPC with StackOverflowError
    • RH910107: fail to load PC/SC library

The tarball can be downloaded from:

or:

For the first time, 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.

SHA256 checksums:

  • 10c08eeffaa0602b23cb957a2595a2ad3ab474cbe47b12743bbdd79037d5883d icedtea-2.4.5.tar.gz
  • 5e3d848231193010339ecda3468a512ddf38802fdc1f9942f49c3a380816175e icedtea-2.4.5.tar.gz.sig
  • d3f96413c77efa400947d1c5e85bb55fdb0c36d0adb8802f0ca2b283855d305b icedtea-2.4.5.tar.xz
  • ad5941a217db86f5ce7197e94ca15dbfeeeb0fdaca9158469b6f88ea8ca8d99f icedtea-2.4.5.tar.xz.sig

The following people helped with these releases:

We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea-2.4.5.tar.gz

or:

$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea-2.4.5.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-2.4.5/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!

Fancy trying the OpenJDK PPC port? Support is now available for using its HotSpot repository in place of the IcedTea one when building IcedTea 2.x:

$ hg clone http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea7/
$ cd icedtea7
$ ./autogen.sh
$ ./configure --with-hotspot-build=ppc
$ make

Enjoy!

Update: The PPC port has now been merged into the main IcedTea HotSpot repository, so the --with-hotspot-build option is no longer needed.

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 1.12.x and 1.13.x series with the January 2014 security errata and a number of bug fixes.

An update will follow for the 1.11.x series (1.11.15), but this will be the final update for this release series, following the release of the 1.13.x series (see the release policy). Users are advised to migrate to either the 1.12.x or 1.13.x series as soon as possible.

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 1.13.1 (2014-01-22)

New in release 1.12.8 (2014-01-22)

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

or:

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.

SHA256 checksums:

  • c2ad74af29af774f778675d3fde952f4defebb2be44f565253d788e2e7af39d4 icedtea6-1.12.8.tar.gz
  • dd6655700b5f68ba17480e62f13eb963ada63392d046bdf499eaf8f9f269526b icedtea6-1.12.8.tar.gz.sig
  • cb584a3983e146b91f64c31594f8c599604fbc91fd3560503fdd65b04c6bfb7c icedtea6-1.12.8.tar.xz
  • e973decd9dd68d7d84b57105abd5dba6cfe1431e052061e30d1ca137108f3a23 icedtea6-1.12.8.tar.xz.sig
  • 3d4d0a02304884ddf9f2123c227501b77d318cffb1b912c204dbc992f66bd4b6 icedtea6-1.13.1.tar.gz
  • f295b4373edb7a819a1a461e7c18ca447056b0618ee47a28377e98cf1118ac0d icedtea6-1.13.1.tar.gz.sig
  • 5b2fe75660282889217fe997e9c8f9e70982f2c72fc2ca59db80e7da7380d7c1 icedtea6-1.13.1.tar.xz
  • dd9ab64a6c21df07059d05065eedaa16bacb530c1a0961a614689426edd1cf5d icedtea6-1.13.1.tar.xz.sig

The following people helped with these releases:

We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-${release_version}.tar.gz

or:

$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-${release_version}.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-${release_version}/configure
$ make

where ${release_version} is either 1.12.8 or 1.13.1.

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

Happy hacking!

[N.B. These releases were made by Omair Majid on the 14th of January. There are known bootstrap issues with these releases. New releases will take place within the next week or so. This version has been updated from the original, notably with the NEWS listing for 2.3.13 being fixed to include all changes.]

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.

These releases update our OpenJDK 7 support in the 2.3.x and 2.4.x series with a number of security fixes.

Existing users of the 2.3.x series are strongly advised to upgrade to the 2.4.x series. Although there is a 2.3.x update, two security issues (CVE-2013-5838, CVE-2013-5893) are resolved by JSR292 fixes (S7023639 & S8029507 respectively) which are currently present in the 2.4.x series, but not 2.3.x. We have not been able to backport these, as S7023639 includes a substantial reimplementation of JSR292 rather than just a simple security fix. Patches and suggestions are welcome. The safest solution is to use 2.4.x where possible.

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 2.4.4 (2014-01-14)

New in release 2.3.13 (2014-01-14)

  • Security fixes
  • Backports
    • S6614237: missing codepage Cp290 at java runtime
    • S7149012: jarsigner needs not warn about cert expiration if the jar has a TSA timestamp
    • S7167593: Changed get_source.sh to allow for getting full oracle jdk repo forest
    • S7167976: Fix broken get_source.sh script
    • S7170091: Fix missing wait between repo cloning in hgforest.sh
    • S7173959: Jvm crashed during coherence exabus (tmb) testing
    • S7182152: Instrumentation hot swap test incorrect monitor count
    • S7184406: Adjust get_source/hgforest script to allow for trailing // characters
    • S7192449: fix up tests to accommodate jtreg spec change
    • S7192744: fix up tests to accommodate jtreg spec change
    • S7196533: TimeZone.getDefault() slow due to synchronization bottleneck
    • S8000450: Restrict access to com/sun/corba/se/impl package
    • S8003992: File and other classes in java.io do not handle embedded nulls properly
    • S8004391: Bug fix in jtreg causes test failures in pre jdk 8 langtools tests
    • S8005194: [parfait] #353 sun/awt/image/jpeg/imageioJPEG.c Memory leak of pointer ‘scale’ allocated with calloc()
    • S8009399: Bump the hsx build number for APRIL CPU
    • S8011806: 7u25-b05 hotspot fastdebug build failure
    • S8013827: File.createTempFile hangs with temp file starting with ‘com1.4′
    • S8014312: Fork hs23.25 hsx from hs23.21 for jdk7u25 and reinitialize build number
    • S8014469: (tz) Support tzdata2013c
    • S8014925: Disable sun.reflect.Reflection.getCallerClass(int) with a temporary switch to re-enable it
    • S8015144: Performance regression in ICU OpenType Layout library
    • S8015614: Update build settings
    • S8015965: (process) Typo in name of property to allow ambiguous commands
    • S8015978: Incorrect transformation of XPath expression “string(-0)”
    • S8015998: Additional improvement in Javadoc framing
    • S8016256: Make finalization final
    • S8016357: Update hotspot diagnostic class
    • S8016814: sun.reflect.Reflection.getCallerClass returns the frame off by 1
    • S8017566: Backout 8000450 – Cannot access to com.sun.corba.se.impl.orb.ORBImpl
    • S8019584: javax/management/remote/mandatory/loading/MissingClassTest.java failed in nightly against jdk7u45: java.io.InvalidObjectException: Invalid notification: null
    • S8019969: nioNetworkChannelInet6/SetOptionGetOptionTestInet6 test case crashes
    • S8019979: Replace CheckPackageAccess test with better one from closed repo
    • S8020054: (tz) Support tzdata2013d
    • S8020085: Linux ARM build failure for 7u45
    • S8020943: Memory leak when GCNotifier uses create_from_platform_dependent_str()
    • S8020983: OutOfMemoryError caused by non garbage collected JPEGImageWriter Instances
    • S8021355: REGRESSION: Five closed/java/awt/SplashScreen tests fail since 7u45 b01 on Linux, Solaris
    • S8021360: object not exported” on start of JMXConnectorServer for RMI-IIOP protocol with security manager
    • S8021366: java_util/Properties/PropertiesWithOtherEncodings fails during 7u45 nightly testing
    • S8021577: JCK test api/javax_management/jmx_serial/modelmbean/ModelMBeanNotificationInfo/serial/index.html#Input has failed since jdk 7u45 b01
    • S8021933: Add extra check for fix # JDK-8014530
    • S8021946: Disabling sun.reflect.Reflection.getCallerCaller(int) by default breaks several frameworks and libraries
    • S8021969: The index_AccessAllowed jnlp can not load successfully with exception thrown in the log.
    • S8022086: Fixing licence of newly added files
    • S8022661: InetAddress.writeObject() performs flush() on object output stream
    • S8022682: Supporting XOM
    • S8022856: 7u45 l10n resource file translation update
    • S8023457: Event based tracing framework needs a mutex for thread groups
    • S8023478: Test fails with HS crash in GCNotifier.
    • S8023771: when USER_RELEASE_SUFFIX is set in order to add a string to java -version, build number in the bundles names should not be changed to b00
    • S8023964: java/io/IOException/LastErrorString.java should be @ignore-d
    • S8024668: api/java_nio/charset/Charset/index.html#Methods JCK-runtime test fails with 7u45 b11
    • S8024697: Fix for 8020983 causes Xcheck:jni warnings
    • S8024863: X11: Support GNOME Shell as mutter
    • S8023683: Enhance class file parsing
    • S8024914: Swapped usage of idx_t and bm_word_t types in bitMap.inline.hpp
    • S8025128: File.createTempFile fails if prefix is absolute path
    • S8025170: jdk7u51 7u-1-prebuild is failing since 9/19
    • S8026826: JDK 7 fix for 8010935 broke the build
  • Bug fixes
    • Enable Zero when there is no HotSpot JIT and an alternate VM has not been explictly enabled.
    • Add casts to fix build on S390
    • Add -D_LITTLE_ENDIAN for AArch64.
    • Add tests missing from 8014618 backport
    • Cast should use same type as GCDrainStackTargetSize (uintx).
    • Cleanup file resources properly in TimeZone_md.
    • RH991170: Handle alternative Kerberos credential cache locations
    • Fix Kerberos cache support to check for null, fallback on old path support and not hardcode the krb5 library.
    • Only define _GNU_SOURCE if not already defined.
    • Include defs.make in vm.make so VM_LITTLE_ENDIAN is defined on Zero builds
    • Fix merge issues caused by faulty AOT 8010118 patch.
    • PR1400: Menu of maximized AWT window not working in Mate
    • PR1551: Add build support for Zero AArch64
    • PR1553: Add Debian AArch64 support
    • PR1554: Fix build on Mac OS X
    • RH661505: JPEGs with sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color profiles have wrong colors
    • RH995488: Java thinks that the default timezone is Busingen instead of Zurich
    • Set ZERO_BUILD in flags.make so it is set on rebuilds

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

and:

The tarballs are accompanied by digital signatures available at:

These are produced using my public key. See details below.

  • PGP Key: 66484681 (http://pgp.mit.edu/)
  • Fingerprint = F072 555B 0A17 3957 4E95 0056 F286 F14F 6648 4681

SHA256 checksums:

  • 490935de1762fb1a02e858701cbfdb5a8df45560b56c528131b51ff444c7a454 icedtea-2.3.13.tar.gz
  • ddce5dadaca4a24e8ecd632d5299fefd76f3bdcd7040bfbded3de3b1dffd56b3 icedtea-2.4.4.tar.gz

The following people helped with these releases:

We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea-2.3.13.tar.gz

or:

$ tar xzf icedtea-2.4.4.tar.xz

then:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-2.3.13/configure
$ make

or:

$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea-2.4.4/configure
$ make

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

Happy hacking!

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