IcedTea-Web 1.2 released!

IcedTea-Web 1.2 is finally out! My apologies for the delayed release. We found some regressions when testing the final candidate and decided to hold off until everything was fixed.

New features and important bug fixes include:

  • New features:
    • Signed JNLP support
    • Support for client authentication certificates
    • Cache size enforcement now supported via itweb-settings
    • Applet parameter passing through JNLP files now supported
    • Better icons for access warning dialog
    • Security Dialog UI revamped to make it look less threatening when appropriate

  • Bug fixes:
    • Common:
      • Plug-in/Web Start can now handle corrupted cache
      • PR742: IcedTea-Web checks certs only upto 1 level deep before declaring them untrusted.

    • Plug-in:
      • PR852: Classloader not being flushed after last applet from a site is closed
      • PR820: Firefox 10 and above no longer crashes when LiveConnect is heavily used
      • MIME descriptions for Java 7 are now defined
      • Build against mozilla-plugin.pc is now supported

    • Web Start:
      • PR618: Can’t install OpenDJ, JavaWebStart fails with Input stream is null error.
      • PR766: javaws fails to parse a node that contains CDATA
      • PR765: JNLP file with all resource jars marked as ‘lazy’ fails to validate signature and stops the launch of application
      • PR808: javaws is unable to start when missing jars are enumerated before main jar
      • Close the splashscreen in case of error (not just successful launch).

Full notes with bug ids are available in the NEWS file:

Available for download here:

Build instructions are here:

SHA256 sum:
3f8d22b655df207409dd3451ba02907f61a12ac051e4df4d44bb5ed47c4f778d icedtea-web-1.2.tar.gz

Thanks to everyone who helped with this release:
Danesh Dadachanji
Lars Herschke
Andrew Hughes
Matthias Klose
Denis Lila
Omair Majid
Thomas Meyer
Saad Mohammad
Andrew Su
Jiri Vanek


About dbhole

I have been a member of the Java Group at Red Hat since mid-2008. I started off as an engineer and in late 2012, I switched to the dark side, a.k.a management :) I now manage all the members in the Java Group and some members from the QE team dedicated to JDK/component related QE.
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1 Response to IcedTea-Web 1.2 released!

  1. lzap says:

    Nice job, thanks!

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