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July ’16 security fixes for Java 8

On the heels of Oracle’s July 2016 security updates for Java 8, the icedtea folks have released version 3.1.0 of their build framework so that I could create packages for OpenJDK 8u101_b13 or “Java 8 Update 101 Build 13”  (and the JRE too of course). Here is the list of security fixes and CVE‘s as taken from the announcement on Andrew […]

April security updates for (open) Java 7 and 8

Updates are available both for Java 7 and java 8. These updates sync the OpenJDK releases to the April 2016 updates from Oracle’s Java. Java 8 The recently released icedtea-3.0.1 builds OpenJDK 8u91_b14 aka Java 8 Update 91, with security fixes and CVE‘s related to Oracle’s April 2016 updates: S8129952, CVE-2016-0686: Ensure thread consistency S8132051, CVE-2016-0687: Better byte behavior […]

Icedtea 3.0.0 brings Java 8 to Slackware

Finally! IcedTea 3.0.0 has been released and it compiles OpenJDK 8u77. Java 8 has been available for considerable time, but I have been waiting for icedtea to support it before creating packages. According to release maintainer Andrew Hughes the main cause for this delay was having to start from scratch due to the new build system […]

April 15 Java security update: OpenJDK 7u79

A new release of IcedTea  is available. Version 2.5.5 of the “Java build framework” will create OpenJDK 7 “Update 79 Build 14” (resulting in a Slackware package openjdk-7u79_b14). The release announcement can be found on the blog of release maintainer Andrew Hughes. The update synchronizes OpenJDK with Oracle’s April ’15 security updates. This will be […]

Java update: openjdk 7u75 available

A new release of IcedTea  is available. Version 2.5.4 of the “Java build framework” will create OpenJDK 7 “Update 75 Build 13” (resulting in a Slackware package openjdk-7u75_b13). The release announcement can be found on the distro-pkg-dev mailing list. It has a long long list of improvements and bugfixes – probably caused by the large […]