Fwd: Binary plugs download

Dalibor Topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Wed Dec 1 22:06:36 UTC 2010

On 11/29/10 5:03 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> On 15:08 Mon 29 Nov     , Dalibor Topic wrote:
>> On 11/26/10 3:54 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>> On 11/26/2010 02:48 PM, Dalibor Topic wrote:
>>>> Hm. It's been a long time since I heard of anyone use the binary plugs for anything.
>>>> Certainly neither regular OpenJDK builds nor IcedTea builds do. So if they just serve
>>>> to confuse people to assume they are in some way necessary, maybe we should just remove 
>>>> them from the download site for good.
>>>> Any objections?
>>> Why bother?  People sometimes want to check out and build old versions.
>> Constant one time effort that saves non-constant amount of time down the road answering 
>> questions about binary plugs, as well as time & space spent generating them, and so on.
> Sounds a very good idea to me.  If someone really wants to use old
> versions of OpenJDK7 (given public OpenJDK6 builds have never needed
> them to my knowledge), they can use an old release of IcedTea rather
> than these plugs.

Thanks - I agree.

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