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IcedTea6 1.8 Is Ready For Drinking

Free Software

Published on 14 April 2010 10:43 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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IcedTea6, the free software Java project that's backed by Red Hat and derived from OpenJDK 6.x, has reached version 1.8. IcedTea6 1.8 is updated against OpenJDK6 b18, which brings a number of fixes and other improvements.

IcedTea6 1.8 back-ports the "Nimbus" look 'n' feel from OpenJDK 7.0, JAXP and JAXWS have been moved to being external dependencies, a number of security fixes, and many bug-fixes and hardening patches brought over from the OpenJDK update.

The change-log and source download for IcedTea6 1.8 can be found on the project's mailing list.

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