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New OpenJDK 7: Update 71 with lots of fixes

 Oracle’s patch & release cycle culminated in two updates of their Java (runtime and development kit) since the last release of OpenJDK for which I provided packages. Today, we can enjoy a new IcedTea and therefore an updated OpenJDK which synchronizes to Oracle’s October security patch release (which offers Java 7 Update 71). IcedTea (my […]

Security update: OpenJDK 7u55 (created with icedtea 2.4.7)

On “patch tuesday”, two days ago, Oracle released their April update of the Java SE platform. The new version of Java is “7 update 55″ and addresses several vulnerabilities. The IcedTea team have now prepared version 2.4.7 of their OpenJDK build framework which will compile an OpenJDK version in sync with Oracle’s release. Please read the announcement […]

Security release: OpenJDK 7u45

Somewhat unexpected, since I was toying with other packages (pondering pipelight, updating kdelibs) and started to read a new book after finishing one that I have mixed feelings about… there was an announcement of OpenJDK 7u45, which is a security release. Using the IcedTea 2.4.3 build harness, this release synchronizes the OpenJDK code with the […]

OpenJDK 7u40_b60 built with IcedTea 2.4.2

Last time I updated my OpenJDK packages there was a ton of critical bugfixes which had been applied by the IcedTea community – fixes which Oracle had not yet added to its own version of Java. That version of OpenJDK called itself “Java7 Update 40 Build 31” aka openjdk-7u40_b31. It took a while for Oracle […]

OpenJDK security update: 7u40_b31was built with IcedTea 2.4.1

It’s Java security update time again, folks. The IcedTea team just released version 2.4.1 of their “build harness” (which builds the OpenJDK source code using Free Software tools and allows for other  features such as support for alternative virtual machines and ARM support). The new IcedTea will build OpenJDK 7 Update 40 Build 31 – […]