Upcoming Releases of 1.12.0 & 2.4.0

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Tue Feb 19 14:35:34 PST 2013

Could you update the table in
with details about IcedTea 2.4?

Also, could you clarify the new maintainership of IcedTea6 1.12, perhaps by
s/1.11/1.x/  and perhaps s/IcedTea/IcedTea 2.x/ ?


On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:14 AM, Andrew Hughes <gnu.andrew at redhat.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'd like to do a couple of new releases of both 6 & 7 by the end of
> this week (Friday the 25th of January, 2013).  This will enable us
> to get some fixes out to users that are lurking only in HEAD.
> This is particularly true of 6 where the last major release is nearly
> a year ago (30th of January, 2012).  Note that 2.4.0 is already tagged
> in the forest, so any remaining changes prior to release will only
> take place in IcedTea7.
> These release will also make the upcoming security release [1] easier,
> as we will then update them rather than the aging 1.10 and 2.2,
> as stated in [2].  In particular, is becoming painful to maintain
> as it has two HotSpot releases.  Others are, of course, welcome to update
> these releases if they so wish.
> I intend to delay creating branches for these releases until after the
> release, as neither repository is particularly high traffic at the
> moment.  Please bear this in mind if you intend to commit work this
> week, and perhaps consider delaying it until the week after if it will
> be fairly disruptive.
> If anyone has objections to the release of 1.12 and 2.4 this Friday,
> please reply to this mail as soon as possible.  I'm unwilling to delay
> them much further as we get closer to the update, and I'd rather not
> be bundling feature updates with security updates.
> The security update will still bring updates for 1.11, 2.1 and 2.3
> (2.1 being for the ARM32 port), so an option remains between the new
> releases and the old.
> [1] http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html
> [2] http://icedtea.classpath.org/wiki/ReleasePolicy
> Thanks,
> --
> Andrew :)
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