IcedTea6 releases

Joe Darcy Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Tue Feb 24 16:21:51 PST 2009

On 02/24/09 03:41 PM, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Mark Wielaard schrieb:
>> Hi,
>> One of the things we discussed at Fosdem was how to coordinate releases.
>> We agreed that in principle everybody should be able to "call a
>> release", at least for IcedTea6. In principle that tree should always be
>> in releasable state. That said, it is still a good idea to have a
>> stabilization period, where no new features are added, and only
>> (regression) fixes are done. But this also shouldn't block all other
>> work.
> If I did understand Joe correctly at Fosdem, there are no new code drops planned
> for OpenJDK6, however he mentioned creating the tags instead. How should we go
> forward with this scenario? Should a tarball be hosted on the icedtea website as
> well?

We will continue to have changes in the upstream OpenJDK 6 repository; 
periodically these will be tagged with a build number as done in JDK 7.  
(Several of the recent changes should remove the need for a few of the 
IcedTea patches.)

The current in-progress build is b16.  The b15 tag isn't present at the 
moment, but b15 was just used to mark the transition to Mercurial 
without any other code changes.

If there is interest in having source snapshots in addition to the 
Mercurial forest, we can could consider continuing to provide that in 
the future.


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