[arch-dev-public] openjdk6 - 1.5 update

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Fri May 29 19:43:35 EDT 2009

the new version is in testing for x86_64, i686 will follow soon. 

please test it. look for the new features and especially if all fonts
and characters are ok for you. I still expect some problems with Asian
fonts. You can to some character tests here:


We are proud to announce the release of IcedTea6 1.5.

The IcedTea6 project provides a harness to build the source code from 
OpenJDK6 (http://openjdk.java.net) using Free Software build tools.

What's New?
- Static trace support through systemtap.
  When given the configure option --enable-systemtap IcedTea will build
  hotspot with the dtrace static markers enabled and install an hotspot
  tapset that can be used to dynamically trace execution of java
  applications at runtime. See the tapset/hotspot.stp file for
  documentation of the various trace points and arguments available.
- Allow building of other virtual machines besides the default VM. 
  virtual machines on architectures where hotspot is available are cacao
  and zero (or shark), and cacao, where zero (or shark) is available.
It's not possible to build cacao as the default VM, and zero as
additional VM.
- Update to latest HotSpot minor build (hs14b10-->hs14b15) from the new
  HotSpot Express repository.
- Updated to OpenJDK b16 build.
- VisualVM updated to 1.1.1.
- Updated to support CACAO 0.99.4.
- Several web browser plugin and javaws support fixes:
  - Fixed security handling to prevent access denials when there is a
site specific exception in the policy file
  - Allow extentions (chrome) to run Java code with full permissions
  - Added non-trusted SSL support to WebStart (javaws)
  - Added proxy support
  - Other improvements that were breaking specific sites (tag parser
fix, nested jar support, etc.)
  - Added JVM Console (used by
- Removed gcjwebplugin support.
- LCMS security fixes.
- Many build improvements.
- Many gervill, java2d, nio2, pulse java, zero/shark, jtreg fixes.
- Experimental out-of-the-box cross-compilation support (not yet
- Other bug fixes.

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