IcedTea6 1.11 has been branched. Release on 2011-01-18.

Omair Majid omajid at
Mon Jan 9 08:39:49 PST 2012

On 01/09/2012 08:06 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> On 17:12 Fri 06 Jan     , Omair Majid wrote:
>> The only known issue is:
>>     * Shark:
>>       From what I have heard, shark is not in the best condition anyway
>>       thanks to changes in llvm. Unless someone steps up to fix this,
>>       shark will most likely be broken in the final release too.
> As noted previously, I don't think Shark should block the release, unless
> someone has a reasonable (i.e. this month) ETA for fixing these issues.
> It's nearly a year since the 1.10 release (2011-03-02) so 1.11 is overdue.
> There has already been plenty of time for Shark issues to be resolved.

Yes, I think I am going to remove shark as a blocker from this release. 
Andrew Haley and Xerxes Rånby seem to be in agreement that a number of 
factors (hotspot changes + llvm changes) have resulted in shark being 
very unstable and it will take a while before shark can be stabilized.

Does anyone have any thoughts about which of the following options is 
the preferred way to communicate that shark is very unstable?

1. Document that shark is not stable explicitly in the release notes 
(and highlight it too) but leave shark otherwise untouched in the build.

2. Disable shark support. --enable-shark will cause configure to fail.



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