IcedTea 1.1

From Lillian on the OpenJDK distro-pkg-dev mailinglist about IcedTea 1.1

We are proud to announce the release of IcedTea 1.1. This release represents the stabilization of Crypto and SSL support.

The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK ( 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?

  • GNU Crypto security providers have been merged from GNU Classpath.
  • SSL support by means of the IcedTls security provider.
  • DebugInfo is always generated.
  • Initial graphics work: Color management and raster fixes for compatibility with LittleCMS, and work to satisfy libt2k requirements with Freetype.
  • Uses OpenJDK build 15.
  • Various bug fixes:

The tarball and nosrc RPM can be downloaded here:

The following people helped with this release:
Gary Benson, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Kyle Galloway, Andrew Haley, Francis Kung, Casey Marshall, Mark Wielaard and Lillian Angel.

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

Nice work!


  1. Hervé says:

    There’s also announcements of a version 0.7 b16, what is this 1.1 vs 0.7 b stuff, are they pointing to the same thing ?

    Maybe a stupid question…

    However, thanks for the good work !!!

  2. Hi Hervé,

    I haven’t seen anything like 0.7 so I cannot really answer your question.



  3. Hervé says:


    In fact there is clearly a 1.1 version on the source download directory, but in the fedora directory, there is now a java-1.7.0-icedtea- rpm (0.7 b15 on 13th of July). This version seems to be younger than 1.1. Maybe the 0.7-0.9 b16 number are related to the openJDK version, and not the icedtea wrappers ?


  4. See where Thomas Fitzsimmons says:

    Yes, the release number field is 0.9.b16. Everything after 0.9 is symbolic, and doesn’t affect RPM upgrading. I’ll encode the IcedTea release in the next RPM, which will likely be 0.10.b16.1.2.