Tags for promoted builds

Xiomara.Jayasena at Sun.COM Xiomara.Jayasena at Sun.COM
Tue Nov 13 17:51:28 UTC 2007


What you see below was just for practice.  I had some discussions around 
this in RE and with Kelly and the conclusion was that it would be 
jdk7-bNN as you are suggesting.  I will also tag specific milestones as 
mentioned below.

Thanks,
-Xiomara


Mark Reinhold wrote:

>>Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 04:27:39 +0000
>>From: xiomara.jayasena at sun.com
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>>Changeset: 2e4d6d562de7
>>Author:    xdono
>>Date:      2007-11-09 20:03 -0800
>>URL:       http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/tl/rev/2e4d6d562de7
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>>Added tag jdk7-ea-b99 for changeset 8792e7dbf130
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>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.
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>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.
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>- Mark
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