IcedTea 1.10 released!

Lillian Angel langel at
Fri May 29 13:46:39 PDT 2009

Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> We are proud to announce the release of IcedTea 1.10.
> The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from
> OpenJDK ( using Free Software build tools,
> along with a number of additional features:
> * Plugin support
> * javaws support via netx
> * Multiple architecture support via Zero/Shark
> What's New?
> -----------------
> - Updated to OpenJDK7 b59 build via IcedTea forest.  Now includes
>   SCTP and Nimbus Swing look and feel.
> - 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. Additional
>   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.
> - New options --enable-nimbus and --enable-nimbus-generation.  The default
>   is that the first is on but the second is off, so Nimbus is built but
>   without needing to generate the files using JIBX
> (
> - VisualVM updated to 1.1.1.
> - Many build fixes, notably to make netx/the plugin work.  IcedTea7 now
>   avoids the binary plug mechanism in favour of using the same method as
>   CORBA, JAXP, JAXWS and langtools to import the plugin/netx code.
> - 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 extensions (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
>   - Experimental new plugin enabled by --enable-npplugin.
>   - Original plugin is now enabled by --enable-plugin, not --enable-liveconnect.
> - LCMS security fixes.
> - Many build improvements.
> - Many zero/shark jtreg fixes.
> - Other bug fixes.
> -----------------
> The tarball can be found here:
> Thanks to Lillian Angel, Fedora RPMs will shortly be available from:

RPMs (i386 and x86_64) and the SRPM are now available.


> Ubuntu packages will also be available shortly; Matthias Klose will
> provide further information via e-mail when this occurs.
> The following people helped with this release:
> Lillian Angel, Gary Benson, Deepak Bhole, Andrew Haley, Andrew John
> Hughes, Ioana Ivan, Matthias Klose, Omair Majid, Xerxes RÃ¥nby, Robert
> Schuster, Mark Wielaard
> We would also like to thank all the bug reporters and testers!
> To get started:
> $ hg clone
> $ cd icedtea-1.10
> Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:
> $ ./configure [--enable-visualvm --with-openjdk --enable-pulse-java
> --enable-systemtap --enable-zero --enable-shark...]
> $ make
> If you're packaging 1.10 for your distro, now is the time to start your engines!

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