IcedTea6 1.5 Released!
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Fri May 29 07:03:59 PDT 2009
2009/5/29 Lillian Angel <langel at redhat.com>:
> We are proud to announce the release of IcedTea6 1.5.
> The IcedTea6 project provides a harness to build the source code from
> OpenJDK6 (http://openjdk.java.net) using Free Software build tools.
> What's New?
> - Static trace support through systemtap.
> When given the configure option --enable-systemtap IcedTea will build
> hotspot with the dtrace static markers enabled and install an hotspot
> tapset that can be used to dynamically trace execution of java
> applications at runtime. See the tapset/hotspot.stp file for
> documentation of the various trace points and arguments available.
> - Allow building of other virtual machines besides the default VM.
> virtual machines on architectures where hotspot is available are cacao
> and zero (or shark), and cacao, where zero (or shark) is available. It's
> not possible to build cacao as the default VM, and zero as additional VM.
> - Update to latest HotSpot minor build (hs14b10-->hs14b15) from the new
> HotSpot Express repository.
> - Updated to OpenJDK b16 build.
> - VisualVM updated to 1.1.1.
> - Updated to support CACAO 0.99.4.
> - Several web browser plugin and javaws support fixes:
> - Fixed security handling to prevent access denials when there is a site
> specific exception in the policy file
> - Allow extentions (chrome) to run Java code with full permissions
> - Added non-trusted SSL support to WebStart (javaws)
> - Added proxy support
> - Other improvements that were breaking specific sites (tag parser fix,
> nested jar support, etc.)
> - Added JVM Console (used by http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/)
> - Removed gcjwebplugin support.
> - LCMS security fixes.
> - Many build improvements.
> - Many gervill, java2d, nio2, pulse java, zero/shark, jtreg fixes.
> - Experimental out-of-the-box cross-compilation support (not yet finished)
> - Other bug fixes.
> The tarball and nosrc RPM can be downloaded here:
> The following people helped with this release:
> Gary Benson, Deepak Bhole, Andrew Haley, Andrew John Hughes, Tomas Hurka,
> Ioana Ivan, Mattias Klose, Omair Majid, Xerxes Rånby, Marc Schoenefeld,
> Robert Schuster, Mark Wielaard, Lillian Angel
> We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!
> To get started:
> $ hg clone http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/release/icedtea6-1.5
> $ cd icedtea6-1.5
> Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:
> $ ./configure [--enable-visualvm --with-openjdk --enable-pulse-java
> --enable-systemtap ...]
> $ make
> The new package has been built into Fedora 10, Fedora 11 and Fedora 12
> (rawhide) and should appear in the yum repositories in a couple of days.
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