Fwd: Re: IcedTea build instructions

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Thu Oct 6 08:17:41 PDT 2011

On 10/06/2011 06:07 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> Indeed.  But the question is still not answered.  What shall we tell
> people to do?  IMO, check out the latest release, which is
> icedtea6-1.10.3, or checkout the latest release branch.  I can see the
> arguments for both.  But telling people to checkout -r icedtea6-1.10
> is pretty stupid, IMO.

It may also be dangerous if the icedtea6-1.10 release contains known 
vulnerabilities that are patched in a later release.

Given the choice between the latest release or the latest release 
branch, I am tempted to go with the latter. The latest release branch 
should only contain bug fixes. Given that the wiki may not be always up 
to date, it may, for a short while, link folks to an older release after 
a new release has been announced. I think it would be safer to point 
people to the latest release branch.

says that the person doing the release should update the version on the 
main wiki - though I am not sure if they are referring to the version on 
the hg command or something else.


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