John.Rose at Sun.COM
Tue Dec 11 00:02:04 UTC 2007
On Dec 10, 2007, at 3:31 PM, Arnd-Hendrik Mathias wrote:
>> 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 we had tar balls this would be out of date with the live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).
That's what Xiomara meant about tagged versions.
>> What is preventing you from using hg to do a fclone and get the
> 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
Somebody should blog a simple and complete step-by-step recipe for
getting from a clean system to "hg fclone" and beyond to a build.
Then we could link that article prominently from the download site.
Someday we'll have a wiki; that's the natural home of such information.
Or maybe it already exists, and I was unfortunate enough to miss it.
(I consulted such a recipe for setting up VMware on my MacBook and it
saved me both time and frustration.)
One tricky bit is that you need three chunks of python: hg itself,
the fclone extension, and a newer version of python itself.
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