IcedTea6 1.3 Released!

Lillian Angel langel at
Wed Oct 15 10:00:27 PDT 2008

We are proud to announce the release of IcedTea6 1.3.

The IcedTea6 project provides a harness to build the source code from
OpenJDK6 ( using Free Software build tools and
provides replacements libraries for the binary plugs with code from the
GNU Classpath project. More information on IcedTea can be found here:

What's New?
- Updated to b12 build.
- Fixed to use new sound service, Gervill.
- Many Netx fixes and now built by default.
- LiveConnect support (--enable-liveconnect).
  - Implemented JavaScript->Java security.
- PulseAudio integrated (--enable-pulse-java)
- VisualVM tool integrated (--enable-visualvm).
- Added out-of-the-box CACAO support (--with-cacao).
- Added the experimental Shark JIT for Zero.
- Cleaned up crypto support, all algorithms and key sizes are fully
  supported now without any (regional) restrictions. No more need for
  separate crypto policy jars.
- Integration of Mozilla Rhino javascript support for javax.script.
  (See when
   you want to enable non-system-installed versions of Rhino).
- Add support for Zero builds on alpha, arm, mips, mipsel, m68k, s390.
- Various build fixes.
- Several bug and security fixes: 
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The tarball and nosrc RPM can be downloaded here:

The following people helped with this release:
Gary Benson, Deepak Bhole, Tom Callaway, Pablo del Campo, Thomas 
Fitzsimmons, Dennis Gilmore, Andrew Haley, Andrew John Hughes, Ioana 
Ivan, Matthias Klose, DJ Lucas, Omair Majid, Xerxes Ranby, Marc 
Schoenefeld, Keith Seitz, Joshua Sumali, Christian Thalinger, Mark 
Wielaard, Lillian Angel

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

To get started:
$ hg clone
$ cd icedtea6

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:
$ ./configure (--enable-liveconnect --enable-visualvm --enable-pulse-java)
$ make

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