Heads up: IcedTea6 1.4 is on the way
langel at redhat.com
Wed Jan 28 06:36:41 PST 2009
Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi Lillian,
> On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 08:51 -0500, Lillian Angel wrote:
>>> Mark Wielaard wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 16:02 -0500, Lillian Angel wrote:
>>>>> We plan on having a release sometime next week.
>>>> I updated the NEWS file with some stuff done since 1.3.1. Wow, we
>>>> did a lot! I saw you added a 1.4 tag, but didn't yet update the
>>>> release date in the NEWS file. Will you be retagging and updating
>>>> the date? Any estimate on the release date? I saw Matthias uncovered
>>>> some test failures compared with 1.3.1/old hotspot. Are any of those
>>>> release stoppers?
>> I don't think we should go about creating new tarballs. Unfortunately,
>> there is always going to be something that misses the deadline. Sorry!
>> The release should be going out later today.
> Aha, I must have missed the announcement of the test tar balls and when
> they turned into the final release tar balls. Sorry. Where did you
> publish the test releases?
I made the announcement that asked everyone to push their patches by
Thursday last week. Mattias said that he would need the weekend to do
testing, so I didn't end up creating the final tarballs until Monday to
include Gary's fixes as well. I thought it was clear the process I was
taking, and that we would need at least a week to do all the testing
before it gets pushed out. I am sorry if I was unclear.
> It would be nice to at least update the NEWS file with the actual
> release date (and hopefully all the new goodies that went in).
> Also including at least the list of regressions that Matthias noticed
> would be nice (not necessarily in the NEWS file, but in the final
> announcement if you sent it out).
I am not sure where to draw the line. It has been difficult to
coordinate all the testing, and I am afraid we are running short of time
and resources. Everything else has been put on the backburner to get
this tested and out. What are everyone else's thoughts?
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