IcedTea 1.6 Released with Zero-assembler and JNLP support!

Lillian Angel langel at
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 ( 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?
- 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
     certificate details.
    - Implemented JNLP services: File read and write, Clipboard read
and write.
    - 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
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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
$ cd icedtea

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:
$ ./configure
$ make

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