IcedTea6 1.9.3 Released!

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Wed Dec 1 13:10:34 PST 2010

We are pleased to announce a new minor release of IcedTea6, 1.9.3!

The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from
OpenJDK6 using Free Software build tools. It also includes the only
Free Java plugin and Web Start implementation, and support for
additional architectures over and above x86, x86_64 and SPARC via the
Zero assembler port.

What’s New?

IcedTea6 1.9.3

* Re-enable compressed oops by default now 7002666 is fixed.
* Backports
  - S7002666: Eclipse CDT projects crash with compressed oops
* Fixes
  - Reapply ia64 fix from 6896043 which was reverted by 6953477

The tarballs can be downloaded from:


SHA256 sums:

c81577931def9d2a8bde494d489af47bfa1377d99731ff599a262b49850399fc  icedtea6-1.9.3.tar.gz

The following people helped with these releases:

Deepak Bhole, Andrew John Hughes, Denis Lila, Matthias Klose

We would also like to thank the bug reporters and testers!

To get started:
$ tar xzf icedtea6-<ver>.tar.gz
$ cd icedtea6-<ver>

Full build requirements and instructions are in INSTALL:
$ ./configure [--enable-zero --enable-pulse-java --enable-systemtap ...]
$ make
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