IcedTea 1.3 Web Browser Plugin Release
langel at redhat.com
Tue Aug 28 11:05:23 PDT 2007
We are proud to announce the release of IcedTea 1.3.
This release represents the inclusion of a web browser plugin!
The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from
OpenJDK (http://openjdk.java.net) 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:
* Updated to OpenJDK b18 build.
* Web browser plugin support using gcjwebplugin.
* Now using Fonts included in b18.
* Graphics fixes.
* SSL/Crypto fixes.
* Refactored build process.
* Various bug fixes (http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla/).
The tarball and nosrc RPM can be downloaded here:
The following people helped with this release:
Lillian Angel, Gary Benson, Tania Bento, Thomas Fitzsimmons,
Andrew Haley, Francis Kung, Joshua Sumali, Mark Wielaard
We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!
To get started on a Fedora 7 GNU/Linux system with yum:
$ sudo yum install /usr/bin/ecj mercurial cups-devel lesstif-devel
libXp-devel xalan-j2 xerces-j2 libXt-devel libgcj firefox-devel
$ hg clone http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea
$ cd icedtea
Full build instructions are in INSTALL, but this works:
When this completes you'll have a usable IcedTea in
openjdk/control/build/linux-i586 or openjdk/control/build/linux-amd64.
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