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IcedTea-Web 1.3 Supports New GTK, Chromium

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Published on 05 September 2012 08:14 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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IcedTea-Web, the open-source web-browser plug-in for running Java applets and Java Web Start, has seen its first regular time-based release while packing in many bug-fixes and new features.

IcedTea-Web 1.3 now provides support for displaying Web Start launch errors, significant performance improvements when loading applets with missing classes, support for the latest versions of Google's Chromium/Chrome web-browser, security warning dialog improvements, support to build with GTK2 and GTK3 tool-kits, and cookie write support.

The 1.3 IcedTea-Web release also packs in a number of plug-in, common, and Web Start fixes.

More information on IcedTea-Web 1.3 is available from its release announcement.

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