Forests versus patches [was: IcedTea7 2.0 Branched for Release]

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Mon Oct 3 17:31:06 PDT 2011

On 10:15 Mon 03 Oct     , Omair Majid wrote:
> On 10/03/2011 04:15 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> > Of course, this only works if people have access to the forests.  I
> > don't know why that isn't so, and that isn't the point if this mail.
> > I'm trying to address the issue of the icedtea7 forest.
> >
> The forests are actually hosted on
> (look for icedtea7-forest and icedtea8-forest).
> So anyone that has commit access to the icedtea repositories has access 
> to the icedtea forests.

Omair is correct.  This has been true since:

2011-05-04  Andrew John Hughes  <ahughes at>

	    Move to using icedtea servers.
        (CORBA_SHA256SUM): Updated.
        (HOTSPOT_SHA256SUM): Likewise.
        (JAXP_SHA256SUM): Likewise.
        (JAXWS_SHA256SUM): Likewise.
        (JDK_SHA256SUM): Likewise.
	(LANGTOOLS_SHA256SUM): Likewise.
        (OPENJDK_SHA256SUM): Likewise.
	(ICEDTEA_PREFIX): Added to avoid hardcoding
        the prefix for the root directory.
        (ICEDTEA_HG_URL): Updated to use
        (extract-openjdk): Use $(ICEDTEA_PREFIX) in
        place of 'jdk7'.

and was specifically done to avoid the need for users to have OpenJDK accounts,
for which there is still no clear process on how to obtain them.

> Cheers,
> Omair

Andrew :)

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