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OpenJDK 7 Update 40 (yes, 40) courtesy of IcedTea 2.4.0

After so many “critical bugfix releases” that have plagued Java during the past year, it is nice to see some real hard work being made available to the public. The IcedTea developers have been preparing their first major release since 2.3.0 of August last year. Today, icedtea-2.4.0 was announced on the mailing list and on […]

A look on the sunny side

It will be obvious by now, that I work somewhat like a manic-depressive person. Bursts of frenzied activity are followed by periods of silence and withdrawal. After I had worked like a maniac to release a usable version of my Slackware ARMv7 port (creating a git repository, cleaning up build scripts, uploading packages and setting […]

OpenJDK 7 Update 21 released

Hot on the heels of the Oracle release of its Java SE 7 Update 21, there is a new icedtea version which brings the free and open source version of Java – OpenJDK – to version 7 Update 21 as well. The OpenJDK 7u21 release addresses several vulnerabilities. The announcement was made on the mailing […]

New IcedTea for OpenJDK 7u17

In order to match the recent Oracle security update for its Java platform, Java 7u17, the IcedTea developers have released version 2.3.8 of the IcedTea “build harness”, with which a fresh OpenJDK 7u17 can be built. This 17th update to Java7 addresses several vulnerabilities, the same as Oracle’s update. It may be worth noting that […]

OpenJDK 7u15 bugfix release ready

Quite rapidly, new versions of the icedtea “build harness” have been released, which create an updated OpenJDK 7u15. The 15th update to Java7 addresses several vulnerabilities. Read all about it on Andrew John Hughes‘s blog article. GNU/Andrew is the release manager for Icedtea. Here is the list (taken from that page) of the vulnerabilities which […]