RFC: Backport PR542 to icedtea6 1.9 and 1.8

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Fri Mar 25 06:42:30 PDT 2011

On 03/24/2011 06:15 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> I'm fine with the patch.  I'm just confused by the motive.

It's a rather simple backport for a bug that some users are hitting. It 
seemed simple enough to fix, so I just backported the fix. The main 
motive, (as stated in my first email) is 

> Why suddenly patch this?  There's no imminent release of 1.8 or 1.9,
> and I thought it had been agreed that the plugin + NetX implementation
> in these versions would be disabled by default for the next release,
> in favour of IcedTea-Web?

I guess I missed that discussion. If there wont be a 1.8 or a 1.9 
release soon and we are disabling netx/plugin in those releases, then I 
might as well save myself the hassle of backporting.

Still, disabled by default means people may actually attempt to build 
and use icedtea6 1.8/1.9 with netx/plugin.


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