Fwd: Binary plugs download
Dr Andrew John Hughes
ahughes at redhat.com
Mon Nov 29 08:03:11 PST 2010
On 15:08 Mon 29 Nov , Dalibor Topic wrote:
> On 11/26/10 3:54 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> > On 11/26/2010 02:48 PM, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> >> Hm. It's been a long time since I heard of anyone use the binary plugs for anything.
> >> Certainly neither regular OpenJDK builds nor IcedTea builds do. So if they just serve
> >> to confuse people to assume they are in some way necessary, maybe we should just remove
> >> them from the download site for good.
> >> Any objections?
> > Why bother? People sometimes want to check out and build old versions.
> Constant one time effort that saves non-constant amount of time down the road answering
> questions about binary plugs, as well as time & space spent generating them, and so on.
Sounds a very good idea to me. If someone really wants to use old
versions of OpenJDK7 (given public OpenJDK6 builds have never needed
them to my knowledge), they can use an old release of IcedTea rather
than these plugs.
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