Proposed IcedTea 6 release

Mark Wielaard mark at
Fri Aug 7 03:18:11 PDT 2009

On Fri, 2009-08-07 at 11:03 +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
> Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > On Fri, 2009-08-07 at 09:36 +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
> >> There's the ARM work from Ed Nevill too.  We need to look at exactly which
> >> version of LLVM to target with Shark.
> >>
> >> I think we should get the ARM changes in ASAP, and then branch with a view
> >> to stabilizing over the next couple of weeks.  Various people are away on
> >> holiday, so this might be a somewhat extended test cycle.
> > 
> > If it will take weeks to integrate and test I suggest that it should be
> > done in the next release. Getting out a release with all the security
> > fixes asap will be a good thing.
> 1.  We need to do a minor release with security patches now, on the previous
>     release branch.
> 2.  We need to get everything together for the next *major* release.  This
>     involves committing all major fixes to the trunk, then branching for
>     stabilization.

OK, then I misunderstood. I thought we were at the end of the major
release cycle and wanted to do a new release now with the updated
hotspot, plugin, webstart stuff, bugfixes and the security releases now.
Which seems like a good idea to me. But getting out only those security
fixes asap is also fine if we don't feel the current trunk is release
worthy (I think it is though). If not, then I also retract my idea to
sync with oj6b17 before release since that is obvious too risky also



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