IcedTea for OpenJDK 8 Updated

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at
Fri Mar 15 12:25:25 PDT 2013

I've just pushed a changeset which does a mass update / cleanup of
IcedTea for OpenJDK 8, allowing it to build the latest b80 from
upstream OpenJDK.

Most patches have been removed to give us a clean start and there's
a lot of build change, including the use of OpenJDK's new build
system, so no doubt things will be broken / missing at first.  Things as
basic as system library support have yet to be added back in.
But this is a start.  Please file bugs at for issues you encounter
or just supply a patch if it's something simple.

Let's see how quickly the autobuilders break on this :-)
Andrew :)

Free Java Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. (

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