IcedTea 1.4 Released!
langel at redhat.com
Fri Oct 12 09:34:01 PDT 2007
We are proud to announce the release of IcedTea 1.4.
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 b21 build (README and INSTALL updated accordingly).
* Now using SSL/Crypto support included in b21, OpenSSL certs
still read directly.
* TZdata fix: uses System's timezone data.
* Memory issue fix: maximum PermGen space set to 128M and MaxHeap
* Xinerama fix: uses system installed library instead.
* DebugInfo fix: generates full debuginfo, regardless of
* Fixed JConsole crash.
* Several other bug fixes (http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla/).
The tarball and nosrc RPM can be downloaded here:
The following people helped with this release:
Thomas Fitzsimmons, Andrew Haley, Matthias Klose, Keith Seitz, Christian
Thalinger, Mark Wielaard, Lillian Angel.
We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!
How To Build:
We have temporarily made the decision to remove the ECJ support. The
--with-icedtea option has been made default.
Now, IcedTea bootstraps against a system installed IcedTea or a previously built
version of IcedTea.
To get started on a Fedora 7 GNU/Linux system with yum:
$ sudo yum --enablerepo=development install java-1.7.0-icedtea mercurial
cups-devel lesstif-devel libXp-devel libXtst-devel libXi-devel xalan-j2 xerces-j2 \
libXt-devel libgcj freetype-devel gcc gcc-c++ wget java-1.5.0-gcj-devel
alsa-lib-devel firefox-devel glib2-devel gtk2-devel ant libXinerama-devel
$ hg clone http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea
$ cd icedtea
Full build instructions are in INSTALL, but this works:
For all other distributions, it is mandatory that you have another version of
IcedTea built (b19 or less). The tarballs for all the releases are available
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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