Pushing back the IcedTea6 1.11 release: 2012-01-25

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Mon Jan 23 13:41:43 PST 2012

On 01/23/2012 04:21 PM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> On 01/18/2012 11:23 AM, Omair Majid wrote:
>>> How does 1 week (2012-01-25) sound?
>> Things are looking much better with the arm stuff now. It looks like
>> IcedTea6 1.11 on 2012-01-25 will be doable.
> I don't think this is a good idea.  There's an upcoming security release
> that will make such a release obsolete just three weeks after:
> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html
> Would it not be better to just wait and release 1.11 with these security
> fixes?

FWIW, I think three weeks of users being able to benefit from the 
release is still worth it.

> I also still see a large number of ARM patches coming in from
> Andrew which suggests the branch isn't as stable as you say.

Yes, I am a little concerned about stability too. I believe that both 
Andrew Haley and Xerxes are happy with the arm stuff after the latest 
patch (which was pushed a few hours ago).

> I don't see any benefit in rushing this release.  Let's take time and make
> a worthwhile release.

I agree. However, I would rather not push this back all the way to the 
security release date.


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