New IcedTea6 major release (1.7)
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Sun Dec 13 07:18:21 PST 2009
2009/12/10 Matthias Klose <doko at ubuntu.com>:
> On 10.12.2009 18:29, Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> I notice we haven't had a major IcedTea6 release since 1.6 in
>> September. I think it's time to at least consider when we want to do
>> HEAD is currently on b17, whereas the previous releases are on b16.
>> The main feature in b17 was the switch to HotSpot 14 but this was
>> already supported by IcedTea6 anyway since 1.4.
>> My personal preference would be to wait at least until b18, which will
>> include the Nimbus backport. Nimbus is one of the major areas (if not
>> only) where OpenJDK still lags the proprietary Sun JDK. The release
>> is fairly imminent; we've been discussing it at some length on
>> However, I understand that others may want to delay this until 1.8 if
>> a 1.7 is desired sooner, prior to extensive testing of b18.
> from a distribution standpoint, b17 will likely not be released as part of a
> Linux distribution (all distros just had their releases), so I would be
> happy to concentrate on b18 instead.
>> What other features would people like to see in a release? What
>> things are we waiting on? The new plugin springs to mind.
> do you mean the icedtea npp plugin?
I do. Deepak, can you give us all a status update on the state of
both plugins including the bug mentioned by Andreas?
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