Branching structure for IcedTea7 forest for updates

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Mon Dec 19 18:36:19 PST 2011

On 20:43 Mon 19 Dec     , Deepak Bhole wrote:
> Hi,
> Now that jdk7u2 is out, we need to start thinking of updating the
> icedtea7 forest with the changes.

We already did.  See this thread:

> Currently we have icedtea7-forest (HEAD) and icedtea7-forest-2.0
> (released).
> For 7u2, I propose committing changes to it icedtea7-forest HEAD and
> then branching it into icedtea7-forest-2.2.
> I realize that this skips 2.1, however it makes the versioning cleaner
> as we end up with a 1:1 correspondence with JDK update numbers. The same
> can apply for IcedTea7 itself.
> Thoughts/objections/other ideas?

No, this makes no sense; I've already replied on this point here:

There is no good reason to create a non-sensical versioning system for IcedTea
itself.  The u2 versioning should be represented in the java version:

java version "1.7.0_02"

> It will be nicer to eventually just make it icedtea-forest-<jdk ver>.x
> (e.g. icedtea-forest-8.x for jdk8) but that will need more discussion
> as a corresponding 'icedtea' already exists.

OpenJDK 8 is already supported by the IcedTea 3.0 series.

> Cheers,
> Deepak

Andrew :)

Free Java Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. (

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