Fwd: Re: IcedTea build instructions

Jiri Vanek jvanek at redhat.com
Tue Oct 11 02:01:11 PDT 2011

On 10/11/2011 10:52 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 10/10/2011 08:33 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> I think we should be *reducing* the amount on the front page to the
>> minimum required to download and build, with clear notification of
>> what the latest releases are.  More detailed information should be
>> on other pages linked from there.
> I think that's true.  The interesting question, however, is whether to
> tell people to get the latest release version or the latest release
> branch.  You could argue either way.

Definitely latest release (tag) version or the latest release branch. But we should also provide information about alternative downloads - at least possibilities of older versions, heads of each branch and bleeding-edge.

>> Is there any way of getting this wiki to pull in the RSS feed from
>> my release blog to avoid duplication and ensure that this page is
>> always up-to-date?
> I don't think that's necessarily the right thing to do.  The IcedTea
> front page should be considered independently, IMO.
> Andrew.


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