7.85. icedtea-web

Updated icedtea-web packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The IcedTea-Web project provides a Java web browser plug-in and an implementation of Java Web Start, which is based on the Netx project. It also contains a configuration tool for managing deployment settings for the plug-in and Web Start implementations.

Bug Fix

BZ#838084
Previously, the IcedTea-Web plug-in was built against JDK 6, but in runtime it was possible to use it with JDK 7. Consequently, IcedTea-Web sometimes failed to run. With this update, the icedtea-web package is built against JDK 7 and IcedTea-Web is using JDK 7 in runtime, thus preventing this bug. Note that the end of public updates for JDK 6 is scheduled to go into effect in upcoming weeks.
Users of icedtea-web are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
Updated icedtea-web packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The IcedTea-Web project provides a Java web browser plug-in and an implementation of Java Web Start, which is based on the Netx project. It also contains a configuration tool for managing deployment settings for the plug-in and Web Start implementations.

Bug Fix

BZ#975426
A java-1.7.0-openjdk package change released via RHSA-2013:0957 caused the icedtea-web browser plug-in and the javaws application to exit with a NullPointerException. This update fixes icedtea-web to work correctly with the updated java-1.7.0-openjdk packages.
Users of icedtea-web are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.