Early access builds

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Mon Jun 1 03:55:34 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-05-31 at 14:20 -0700, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> I have no disagreement here. I think we can fix this. Probably about time
> anyway.
> And to be clear, in my opinion, any 'open' build published should be one
> built without the binary plugs, I would very much like for them to die,
> be buried, and be forgotten.

:) !

> Effectively what I'm thinking is a kind of cleanroom build of an openjdk
> forest, using Fedora 9 X86 32bit, and OpenSolaris X86 32bit to start.
> I'll create a simple self-extracting tarball installer (no rpm/deb/ips packages),
> and publish them in a public openjdk area.
> No testing to start, but adding testing with published results could
> be done by just about anyone.
> If I do this right, we can in theory point at any openjdk project forest
> and provide the same build service for any project.
> Granted, I think anyone in the community could probably do the same
> thing, and I'm happy to step aside for someone else to do it, whatever,
> but let's get something done here.
> Assuming I'm not fired or sent to Iraq for sticking my neck out on this,
> does this sound like a reasonable start?

That sounds like a wonderful start!



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