Forests versus patches [was: IcedTea7 2.0 Branched for Release]
aph at redhat.com
Tue Oct 4 01:33:31 PDT 2011
On 10/03/2011 03:15 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
> On 10/03/2011 04:15 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> Of course, this only works if people have access to the forests. I
>> don't know why that isn't so, and that isn't the point if this mail.
>> I'm trying to address the issue of the icedtea7 forest.
> The forests are actually hosted on icedtea.classpath.org:
> (look for icedtea7-forest and icedtea8-forest).
> So anyone that has commit access to the icedtea repositories has access
> to the icedtea forests.
Indeed. So, let's concentrate on the important issue:
On 10/03/2011 04:15 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> The use of the patches directory never was a good feature of IcedTea.
> It was perhaps good enough at the time, particularly as we did not
> want to maintain a separate fork of the OpenJDK sources. Today,
> however, there isn't any really good reason for maintaining patches.
> We have a version control system that tracks changesets correctly, and
> in the long term it's the best way to handle changes.
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