Proposed IcedTea 6 release
langel at redhat.com
Fri Aug 7 05:51:43 PDT 2009
Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-08-07 at 11:03 +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> Mark Wielaard wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2009-08-07 at 09:36 +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>>> There's the ARM work from Ed Nevill too. We need to look at exactly which
>>>> version of LLVM to target with Shark.
>>>> I think we should get the ARM changes in ASAP, and then branch with a view
>>>> to stabilizing over the next couple of weeks. Various people are away on
>>>> holiday, so this might be a somewhat extended test cycle.
>>> If it will take weeks to integrate and test I suggest that it should be
>>> done in the next release. Getting out a release with all the security
>>> fixes asap will be a good thing.
>> 1. We need to do a minor release with security patches now, on the previous
>> release branch.
>> 2. We need to get everything together for the next *major* release. This
>> involves committing all major fixes to the trunk, then branching for
> OK, then I misunderstood. I thought we were at the end of the major
> release cycle and wanted to do a new release now with the updated
> hotspot, plugin, webstart stuff, bugfixes and the security releases now.
That was my understanding. What is the reason to have a minor security
release upon the old branch?
> Which seems like a good idea to me. But getting out only those security
> fixes asap is also fine if we don't feel the current trunk is release
> worthy (I think it is though). If not, then I also retract my idea to
> sync with oj6b17 before release since that is obvious too risky also
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