Fwd: Re: IcedTea build instructions

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Thu Oct 6 09:28:54 PDT 2011

On 10/06/2011 04:17 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
> 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.

I think so too.  The only problem is that people might end up with a
bug that no-one else can reproduce.  However, it's where I'd go for
the most stable IcedTea release.

> FWIW, 
> http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/ReleasingIcedTea#Post-release_updates 
> 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.

I don't think that matters because what's there right now is obviously


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