Tuesday, 14 May 2013

icedtea-web 1.4 Released!


icedtea-web 1.4 is here! Lots of fixes and enhancements in this release. This release also fixes known regressions that occurred from 1.2->1.3.

Release announcement by Jiri Vanek:

Hi all!

After long and furious development, I'm finally proud to announce release of icedtea-web 1.4.

http://icedtea.wildebeest.org/download/source/icedtea-web-1.4.tar.gz
97c1d5f02f9a4ab19812a216f39e401a  icedtea-web-1.4.tar.gz

How we were dealing and what we plan to do, can be  checked on wiki:

http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/IcedTea-Web#IcedTea-Web_1.4
http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/IcedTea-Web#IcedTea-Web_1.5

New in IcedTea-Web 1.4

* Numerous improvements and enhancements in core and system of classloaders
* Added cs localization
* Added de localization
* Added pl localization
* Splash screen for javaws and plugin
* Better error reporting for plugin via Error-splash-screen
* All IcedTea-Web dialogues are centered to middle of active screen
* Download indicator made compact for more then one jar
* User can select its own JVM via itw-settings and deploy.properties.
* Added extended applets security settings and dialogue
* Security updates
  - CVE-2013-1926, RH916774: Class-loader incorrectly shared for applets with same relative-path.
  - CVE-2013-1927, RH884705: fixed gifar vulnerabilit
  - CVE-2012-3422, RH840592: Potential read from an uninitialized memory location
  - CVE-2012-3423, RH841345: Incorrect handling of not 0-terminated strings
* NetX
  - PR1027: DownloadService is not supported by IcedTea-Web
  - PR725: JNLP applications will prompt for creating desktop shortcuts every time they are run
  - PR1292: Javaws does not resolve versioned jar names with periods correctly
* Plugin
  - PR1106: Buffer overflow in plugin table-
  - PR1166: Embedded JNLP File is not supported in applet tag
  - PR1217: Add command line arguments for plugins
  - PR1189: Icedtea-plugin requires code attribute when using jnlp_href
  - PR1198: JSObject is not passed to javascript correctly
  - PR1260: IcedTea-Web should not rely on GTK
  - PR1157: Applets can hang browser after fatal exception
  - PR580: http://www.horaoficial.cl/ loads improperly
* Common
  - PR1049: Extension jnlp's signed jar with the content of only META-INF/* is considered
  - PR955: regression: SweetHome3D fails to run
  - PR1145: IcedTea-Web can cause ClassCircularityError
  - PR1161: X509VariableTrustManager does not work correctly with OpenJDK7
  - PR822: Applets fail to load if jars have different signers
  - PR1186: System.getProperty("deployment.user.security.trusted.cacerts") is null
  - PR909: The Java applet at http://de.gosupermodel.com/games/wardrobegame.jsp fails
  - PR1299: WebStart doesn't read socket proxy settings from firefox correctly



People who helped with this release (If I forgot somebody, please let me know!):


Deepak Bhole <dbhole@redhat.com>
Danesh Dadachanji <ddadacha@redhat.com>
Adam Domurad <adomurad@redhat.com>
Jana Fabrikova <jfabriko@redhat.co>
Peter Hatina <phatina@redhat.com>
Andrew John Hughes <ahughes@redhat.com>
Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com>
Alexandr Kolouch <skolnag@gmail.com>
Jan Kmetko <jan.kmetko.ml@gmail.com>
Omair Majid <omajid@redhat.com>
Thomas Meyer <thomas@m3y3r.de>
Saad Mohammad <smohammad@redhat.com>
Martin Olsson  <martin@minimum.se>
Pavel Tisnovsky <ptisnov@redhat.com>
Jiri Vanek <jvanek@redhat.com>
Jacob Wisor  <gitne@excite.co.jp>


Special thanks to:

 * Adam Domurad - for deep investigations and  fixes in core, and in numerous classloaders or otherwise complicated bugs
 * Jan Kmetko - for initial design of splashscreen
 * Deepak Bhole and Omair Majid - for ever keeping an watchful eye on patches
 * to community - namely:
   -  Jacob Wisor and Alexandr Kolouch  - who voluntary offered and delivered Pl+De and Cz translation

And not finally to all who tested the pre and final versions for regressions


Best regards
  J.

Happy hacking,
-Adam

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