preparing a icedtea-1.3 release?
mark at klomp.org
Sun Sep 28 15:08:12 PDT 2008
On Sun, 2008-09-28 at 22:25 +0100, Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> > I would like to get the better version reporting in that you and andrew
> > suggested. Andrew already has something in icedtea.
> With 7 it currently gives:
> java version "1.7.0_0"
> IcedTea 1.8-pre-r1226 Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_0-b36)
> OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 1.7.0_0-b36, mixed mode)
> Releases built from a tarball would simplify to just IcedTea 1.8 (for example).
> The revision is automatically picked up if the source directory is a Mercurial
> repository, and the other part is taken from configure.
> The other related patch adds support for a custom version tag giving:
> $ java -version
> java version "1.6.0-gentoo"
> IcedTea6 1.2 Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0-gentoo-b09)
> OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 1.6.0-b09, mixed mode)
> (I applied the patch to the Gentoo ebuilds for IcedTea6)
> IcedTea6, unlike IcedTea7, seems to have dropped using IcedTea at all
> in favour of OpenJDK, which I feel is confusing, given we are patching
> the resulting build so much.
Yes, we need the extra version/name to avoid confusion and to get better
bug reports. There has been some confusion in the past because a) we
reused the bxx number for different releases and b) a distro might have
backported a patch already.
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