IcedTea6 1.2 Released!

Lillian Angel langel at
Thu May 29 12:34:59 PDT 2008

We are proud to announce the release of IcedTea6 1.2.

The IcedTea6 project provides a harness to build the source code from
OpenJDK6 ( 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?
- Updated to b09.
- Added the the lcms library with PYCC and LINEAR_RGB ICC
- Integrated Gervill to provide midi support.
- JTreg integrated.
- NetX fixes:
   - Improved security, namely catching Socket permissions during
   - Implemented the remaining JNLP services api
   - Applet focusing bug fixed
- sparc/sparc64 port
- Desktop file integration.
- Various zero fixes.
- Sound fixes.
- Font fixes.
- Many bug fixes ( and


The tarball and nosrc RPM can be downloaded here:

The following people helped with this release:
Lillian Angel, Gary Benson, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Andrew Haley, Andrew
John Hughes, Matthias Klose, Dan Munckton, Parag Nemade, Keith Seitz,
Joshua Sumali, Christian Thalinger, Mark Wielaard, Yi Zhan

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

To get started:
$ hg clone
$ cd icedtea6

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

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