preparing a icedtea-1.3 release?
langel at redhat.com
Mon Sep 29 06:45:28 PDT 2008
Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> On 23:17 Sun 28 Sep , Mark Wielaard wrote:
>> On Sun, 2008-09-28 at 17:48 +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
>>> The last icedtea release 1.2 (bases on b09) was four months ago. I would like to
>>> prepare a 1.3 release based ob b12. are there currently outstanding issues?
>> Good idea. There have been lots of improvements since the last official
>> 1.2 release. Including various security and crasher issues, that we
>> really should make sure are picked up by the various distros.
> Lillian already mentioned she is working on this in her blog.
> This really should have been sent to distro-pkg-dev as well.
I have been waiting for the PulseAudio and LiveConnect work before
going ahead with a release. Is everyone ok with waiting for these?
>>> - general?
>> 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.
>>> - cacao?
>>> - icedtea plugin?
>>> - zero/shark?
>> Lets make sure that cacao and zero/shark are synced and the default
>> configure options set. Deepak, do you feel the liveconnect/icedteaplugin
>> support is ready for being enabled by default?
> Would be nice if twisti released his latest stuff so the build was against
> 0.99.4 or whatever. I believe he has some related fixes.
>>> If possible I aim for a release candidate for the next weekend and for a final
>>> release in about two weeks.
>> I'll work on some release notes to summarize all the new stuff.
> As I've said before, I'll merge and follow this with a 1.8 for IcedTea7.
> It would be nice to get the NIO support in before this.
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