IcedTea release process
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Jan 23 07:32:11 PST 2009
Gary Benson wrote:
> - How about end users? Do we particularly have any, or do most
> people just use built packages?
I try to build regularly to see what's changed and just make sure the
build process still works on my machine. Thus, I don't exclusively use
formal releases. However, having formal releases is nice, because when
one comes out I can build from the release hg revision and say, "Well,
now it /really/ should work."
> Can we get web server statistics
> to see if people are downloading the tarballs?
Note that I typically don't download release tarballs, as I already have
a hg tree.
> My personal opinion is that formal releases are a good idea (even
> if if nobody uses them) because if nothing else they give us a semi-
> regular excuse to blog all over the place about how great we are :)
Also a consideration.
> We should probably have a bit of boilerplate text to stress that
> the release request is not a cue for hurried commits of large or
> destabilizing changes.
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