IcedTea release process
dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Jan 23 17:07:23 PST 2009
Gary Benson wrote:
> Hi all,
> Given the recent friction about the current IcedTea release process
> (such as it is) I'd like to start a discussion about what to do for
> the future. We don't have to resolve anything now, but we can at
> least we start to figure out what the issues are in time to discuss
> it "properly" with beer at FOSDEM.
> So, firstly, are formal releases beneficial? Who uses them?
Absolutely. It gives end users the warm fuzzy. It's good, it's stable, we know it works...
> - Lillian and Matthias, do you exclusively use the release tarballs,
> or do you sometimes (or most times) use ones you cut yourself.
> Would it be easier for you guys to just cut your own tarballs
> and call them icedtea6-c29bbfa41f2b.tar.gz or whatever?
> - Are there other distro maintainers out there? What about you?
Yes, at least one watching and waiting. :-) I do plan to replace JDK6
with IcedTea6 in BLFS when I get the time to test it thoroughly. With
our current policy, that would be difficult to do without 'stable'
releases, but not impossible. I'm sure various other source-based
distros are keeping an eye out as well and would likely have similar
-- DJ Lucas
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