Project Proposal: JDK 7 Update

Mark Wielaard mark at
Thu Jun 16 11:20:10 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-06-16 at 12:18 +0200, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> On 6/16/11 2:46 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> > On 01:37 Thu 16 Jun     , Mark Wielaard wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2011-06-16 at 00:27 +0200, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> >>> This Project will be used for developing updates to JDK 7.
> >>>  
> >>> This work will be done in a separate set of repositories.
> >>
> >> Please not yet another set of repositories. You can just tag the current
> >> jdk7 repositories when you release/update.
> >>
> > 
> > Yes, why does this need new repositories?  Please explain.
> Sure. The reason for new repos is to ensure that the materials associated 
> with the JDK 7 Release Project remain available long-term rather than get 
> buried under JDK 7 Update materials.

What do you mean by buried? You just have to tag the repositories with
for each release/update to get exactly at the source at that time. Look
at how openjdk6 handles this. There is just one jdk6 forest with each
update release tagged. That is a much smoother model to follow IMHO.
Otherwise one quickly cannot find the forests through the trees :)



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