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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 […]

Chromium and OpenJDK bugfix releases

Chromium There is an update to Chrome/Chromium which arrives in very close succession to the previous update less than two weeks ago. The version number change is minimal, 32.0.1700.77 to 32.0.1700.102, but it addresses several vulnerabilities, so it is advised to update your Chrome and/or chromium packages. The most important fixes are: [$1000][330420] High CVE-2013-6649: […]

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 7 update 3 available for Slackware 13.37

¬†The JDK and JRE packages in Slackware are severely outdated. In case you are not familiar with them, “JDK” is the Java Development Kit and “JRE” is the Java Runtime Engine. As stated in a previous post on this blog, Slackware (and with it all the other distros) is no longer allowed to distribute Java […]

OpenJDK replacing Oracle’s binaries

I already wrote about it in an earlier post, that I was working on packages for OpenJDK. OpenJDK is an open-source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition. In 2007, Sun delivered to its earlier promise to make Java open source and released the bulk of its code under a GPL license. Since then, high-profile […]