How to get notified of latest GA Release
david.holmes at oracle.com
Mon Dec 8 02:06:34 UTC 2014
On 6/12/2014 5:36 AM, Medi Montaseri wrote:
> We would like to stay on the heels of OpenJDK GA Releases. Such as current jdk8u20 and later jdk8u40. Is there any recommendation on how to go about it? Options that I can think of include:
> 1- A SOAP API portal would be nice, but I don't think it exists today.
> 2- How about mercurial itself? But I think I need some consistent tagging and the format of it. So far I know it looks like jdk8u20-bnn.
> 3- Parse some web page. This is least desirable. web pages are too artistic and they change every week
> 4- Email, same problem as web page, it restricts the publisher as well.
> You guys know better...so to recap....I want to run a cron and find out if there is a new GA release, and if so proceed with fetch and build.
I don't think there is a way as the information as to which build
becomes the GA release is not maintained within the system itself. Even
internally the only way I know to find out the GA release build is to
follow a "latest build" link that won't update after GA. But even then I
have no way to know when that truly becomes the latest build.
The only thing I can think of that confirms there is a GA release is
when the forest becomes read-only, but I'm not sure how long after GA
that would occur.
Anyway this is not a build issue per-se so might be better raised on a
more general OpenJDK list.
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