Source tarballs

Xiomara.Jayasena at Sun.COM Xiomara.Jayasena at Sun.COM
Mon Dec 10 17:54:37 UTC 2007

Hi Arnd-Hendrik,

Now that the OpenJDK source is available "live" in the hg repositories 
it does not make sense to have source tar balls.  If we had tar balls 
this would be out of date with the live repositories, since this would 
be a snapshot of the repos at a given moment in time.  What is 
preventing you from using hg to do a fclone and get the source?

Try the following:
hg fclone myjdk7

If a desire build is needed then the tagged repo for that build can be 


Arnd-Hendrik Mathias wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> can anyone explain me the new philosophy of distributing the OpenJDK 
> sources especially for non-hg-users? I've already drawn and built 
> former releases as tarballs but now as of build b24 the download link 
> points to something appearing like the root directory of the 
> repository. I couldn't find anything that looks like neither a source 
> tarball nor a description of how to download the sources in any other 
> way.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Best regards
> Arnd-Hendrik

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