IcedTea 1.6 Released with Zero-assembler and JNLP support!
langel at redhat.com
Wed Feb 13 10:38:27 PST 2008
We are proud to announce the release of IcedTea 1.6.
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:
- Zero-assembler implemented.
- JNLP support added with NetX. Still a work-in-progress.
This release of IcedTea also includes new features added to NetX.
- Signed applications display a dialog asking permission to run,
with additional signing information and
- Implemented JNLP services: File read and write, Clipboard read
- Unsigned applications must now get permission from the user
before the above JNLP services function.
- Updated to build with gcc 4.3.
- Many, many, many other bug fixes
(http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla/ and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/).
The tarball and nosrc RPM can be downloaded here:
The following people helped with this release:
Gary Benson, Lillian Angel, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Andrew Haley, Joshua
Sumali, Francis Kung, Matthias Klose, Dalibor Topic.
We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!
To get started:
$ hg clone http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea
$ cd icedtea
Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:
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