IcedTea 1.13.2 for OpenJDK 6: sizeof Considered Harmful Released!

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at
Fri Mar 28 16:20:01 UTC 2014

The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from
OpenJDK using Free Software build tools, along with additional
features such as a PulseAudio sound driver, the ability to build
against system libraries and support for alternative virtual machines
and architectures beyond those supported by OpenJDK.

This release updates our OpenJDK 6 support in the 1.13.x series with
a number of bug fixes.

If you find an issue with one of the releases, please report it to our
bug database ( under the
appropriate component. Development discussion takes place on the
distro-pkg-dev OpenJDK mailing list and patches are always welcome.

Full details of the release can be found below.

What's New?
New in release 1.13.2 (2014-03-28):

* Backports
  - S7110396: Sound code fails to build with gcc 4.6 on multiarch Linux systems
  - S8035893: JVM_GetVersionInfo fails to zero structure
  - OPENJDK6-29: JDK fails to zero jdk_version_info correctly
* Bug fixes
  - PR1714, G498288: Update PaX support to detect running PaX kernel and use newer tools
  - PR1712, G455426: Allow -Werror to be turned off in the HotSpot build

The tarballs can be downloaded from:

We provide both gzip and xz tarballs, so that those who are able to
make use of the smaller tarball produced by xz may do so.

The tarballs are accompanied by digital signatures available at:

These are produced using my public key. See details below.

      PGP Key: 248BDC07 (
      Fingerprint = EC5A 1F5E C0AD 1D15 8F1F 8F91 3B96 A578 248B DC07

SHA256 checksums:

654648eb7b9a29a6a91768723707515750409980ff26e6daba6d13ff444fa330  icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.gz
d5fa067745ccb7b1474b7bb4a053896a263e3b3da99131898cf83ddd4467a3a0  icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.gz.sig
b7614cf5f90d10a3ad379c65bc7d9c5f64ca38beafe50282e131612d62b1a1f9  icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.xz
bec15aac669c7345b4a0d3625ed2e388b951d1f5d73e06741154ee0dd42068b6  icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.xz.sig

The checksums can be downloaded from:

The following people helped with these releases:

* Andrew Dinn (OPENJDK6-29)
* Andrew Hughes (all other bug fixes & backports, release management)

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

To get started:

$ tar xzf icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.gz


$ tar x -I xz -f icedtea6-1.13.2.tar.xz


$ mkdir icedtea-build
$ cd icedtea-build
$ ../icedtea6-1.13.2/configure
$ make

Full build requirements and instructions are available in the INSTALL file.

Happy hacking!
Andrew :)

Free Java Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. (

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Fingerprint = EC5A 1F5E C0AD 1D15 8F1F  8F91 3B96 A578 248B DC07
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