[arch-dev-public] openjdk6 - 1.5 update

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Sat May 30 02:10:29 EDT 2009

Am Samstag 30 Mai 2009 schrieb Andreas Radke:
> 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:
> http://www.pccl.demon.co.uk/java/unicode.html
> -Andy
> 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.
> Additional
>   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
> http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/)
> - 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
> finished)
> - Other bug fixes.
I get a current version is newer then testing.

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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