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Java 7 (openjdk) gets a security update

Many people who have a need for Java, will already have switched to Java 8. Nevertheless there are still many places where Java 7 is preferred or even required. So, I am riding on the Q4 security updates for OpenJDK and used the recently released icedtea 2.6.8 to compile OpenJDK 7u121_b00 or “Java 7 Update 121 Build 00”. As […]

Q4 2016 fixes for Java 8 (openjdk)

The icedtea project have released version 3.2.0 of their IcedTea build framework. This was done to mirror Oracle’s recent Critical Patch Update which brings OpenJDK to version 8u111_b14 or “Java 8 Update 111 Build 14”  (and the JRE too of course). Here is the long-ish list of security fixes and CVE‘s as taken from the announcement on Andrew Hughes’s blog: S8146490: Direct […]

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 […]