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Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Fri Jan 22 02:27:01 UTC 2010

2010/1/21 Brad Wetmore <Bradford.Wetmore at sun.com>:
>>> I need to get b26 (24_apr_2008) but it seems only the newest source
>>> bundles and plugs can be downloaded from the website (at least I cannot
>>> find an archive or alike).
>>> So I think
>>>    hg fclone -r jdk7-b26 http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/tl openjdk
>>> gave me the source for the version I want.
>> Not quite - you probably want jdk7/jdk7 rather thenjdk7/tl .
> Minor technical nit:  while I agree with you that it makes more sense to
> get your forest directly from the MASTER (jdk7/jdk7) forest, you should
> be able to get the exact same forest tagged jdk7-b26 from any of the
> forests that feed from jdk7/jdk7 (tl/awt/hotspot/build) and are
> reasonably up-to-date with the MASTER.  They should all point to exactly
> the same tagged changeset.
> Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but that's my understanding of how
> Mercurial works.

It does with the process Sun has of promoting all changesets from a
project forest to master and then pulling from master to update the
project forest.  I think you'd get other changesets if the project
doesn't push to master e.g. the icedtea and jigsaw forests, though
that's unlikely to apply with something as early as b26 (the forests
only go back to b24).

> Brad
>>> But how to I get the
>>> corresponding binary-plugs
>>> (jdk-7-ea-plug-b26-windows-i586-24_apr_2008.jar)?
>> 2008, a blast from the past - I don't think that binary plugs
>> from that long ago are still on the web - typically the last
>> couple of them are. The source bundles for jdk7 end up at
>> http://download.java.net/openjdk/jdk7/promoted/bXY/
>> and currently go back to b70, which was promoted a bit more then
>> 5 months ago.
>> Sometime back in 2009 the jdk7 build stopped requiring binary plugs,
>> fixing the kind of problem you're seeing - so if you can, I'd
>> suggest going with a more recent jdk7 build for your development.

If you grab a copy of IcedTea7 1.7 from the 2nd of June, 2008:


it will build b26 without the need for binary plugs.

As Dalibor says, a more recent version would be better. Why do you
need something as old as b26?

>> cheers,
>> dalibor topic

Andrew :-)

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