Proposed IcedTea6-1.5 Release

Matthias Klose doko at
Tue May 5 08:16:46 PDT 2009

Lillian Angel schrieb:
> Lillian Angel wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to have a release in the new future, which includes the
>> new b16 update and several important improvements to the plugin.
>> Any objections or suggestions?
>> Cheers,
>> Lillian
> There is still quite a bit of work to be done for the upcoming 1.5
> release, but I have cloned the main repo:
> It has not been tagged yet, but continue to commit to the main repo and
> I will update the 1.5 one when we are ready to go.

As of today I cannot see any updates which should not be applied to the branch.
I'd like to have the --with-additional-vms option as part of the release.  The
one known outstanding issue is the cacao-no-mmap patch, waiting for feedback
from the cacao maintainers.

I cannot comment on the state of shark, but being able to build shark with
recent llvm versions would be a plus.

Is the cleanup for the original hotspot planned for inclusion in the release as

The CVE's for the batch of security patches should be mentioned in the NEWS
file, not sure which ones ...


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