IcedTea6 releases

Martin Buchholz martinrb at
Tue Feb 24 17:39:59 PST 2009

The source snapshots are traditional and there is an expectation
that they will continue.  I think people will have a higher expectation
of quality from a tarball that has been lovingly assembled by a
release engineer than a "simple" hg tag.

But if you make it clear that tarballs will no longer be provided,
and that any hg tagged "release" has had some QA attention
(e.g. published jtreg results) I think there will be no problem.


On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 16:21, Joe Darcy <Joe.Darcy at> wrote:

> 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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