Tags for promoted builds

Mark Reinhold mr at sun.com
Tue Nov 13 16:53:11 UTC 2007

> Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 04:27:39 +0000
> From: xiomara.jayasena at sun.com

> Changeset: 2e4d6d562de7
> Author:    xdono
> Date:      2007-11-09 20:03 -0800
> URL:       http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/tl/rev/2e4d6d562de7
> Added tag jdk7-ea-b99 for changeset 8792e7dbf130

The problem with this tag format, which is based on our ancient
bundle-naming scheme, is that the middle token changes over time,
from "ea" to "beta" to (maybe) "beta2" to "rc" to "fcs".  This
makes it unnecessarily difficult to look up a changeset for a
specific build -- you also need to know in which phase of the
release cycle it was promoted.

I think it'd make more sense to use simple "jdk7-bNN" tags, and
then also tag specific milestones as "jdk7-beta", "jdk7-rc1",
"jdk7-fcs", etc.

- Mark

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