Forests versus patches [was: IcedTea7 2.0 Branched for Release]

Andrew Haley aph at
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
> (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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