arnd-hendrik.mathias at nefkom.net
Mon Dec 10 23:31:57 UTC 2007
many thanks for your quick reply.
> 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 this would be out of date with the live repositories, since this would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.
I'd generally prefer to use specific snapshots (quite "stable" tagged
ones best) over checkouts of any arbitrary status (at least for a
dependable system for daily work).
> What is preventing you from using hg to do a fclone and get the source?
I am trying to resolve dependencies of other software to build and
install by updating my OpenJDK installation. Each additional software
package means additional effort by further dependencies (like hg depends
on python and a merge program) where each of them means the additional
risk of unresolvable dependencies. As I learned in the last months of
installing my PC, support for pure 64bit Linux is not a matter of
course. That's why I'm trying to avoid to raise another couple of ToDos
and to reduce the effort to building the OpenJDK from a packed snapshot.
Does the decision mean that snapshots will generally no longer be
offered for download in a packed bundle?
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