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Security updates for OpenJDK 7 and 8

As you know, I use the IcedTea framework to compile my openjdk/openjre packages. Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) who is the release manager has announced new versions of IcedTea: 2.6.13 which builds Java7 (OpenJDK 7u171_b02) and also icedtea-3.7.0 for Java8 (OpenJDK 8u161_b12). These releases sync the OpenJDK support in IcedTea to the January 2018 security fixes for […]

Finally: VLC 3

It took the VideoLAN developers several years of development to leave the ageing v2 releases of their VLC player behind and release a shiny new version ‘3’. This is also the first version which unifies the releases for all platforms the player can run on. Lots of changes went under the hood and I encourage […]

Security update for OpenJDK7

IcedTea release manager Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) announced the announced a new release for IcedTea. The version 2.6.12 builds OpenJDK 7u161_b01. This release includes the October 2017 security fixes for Java 7. The announcement page contains a list of the security issues that have been fixed with this release. It is recommended that you upgrade your OpenJDK 7 to the […]

OpenJDK8 security update November 2017

On the ‘distro packagers‘ mailing list for OpenJDK there was an announcement today that IcedTea 3.6.0 is ready, and allows building of the OpenJDK 8u151_b12 (Java 8 Update 151).The official October 2017 security fixes for Java 8 are applied, and the announcement contains a long list of CVE entries that are being addressed. You can download openjdk and openjre packages for Slackware […]

OpenJDK7 and Flash Player security updates (Aug ’17)

On the blog of IcedTea release manager Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) you can find the announcement for IcedTea 2.6.11 which builds OpenJDK 7u151_b01. This release includes the official July 2017 security fixes for Java 7. Note that the security updates for Java 8 were already pushed to my repository some time ago. Here is where you can download the Slackware packages for […]

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