Upcoming 2.4.2 Release

Andïï gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Wed Sep 11 13:25:11 PDT 2013

Some of you may have seen that Oracle have released u40 [0].  I'm
currently testing 2.4.2, which will bring the 2.4 branch up to date
with upstream on u40:

$ /home/andrew/build/icedtea7-2.4/bin/java -version
java version "1.7.0_40"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.4.2pre+r523f48931154+) (Gentoo
build 1.7.0_40-b60)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.0-b56, mixed mode)

I plan to release this coming Wednesday, the 18th of September, if all
looks good by then.
Xerxes is going to look at updating JamVM support on the branch in the meantime.

I've successfully doing a full bootstrap on GNU/Linux x86_64 native
and results are looking good for a full bootstrap on GNU/Linux ppc32
Zero.  Feedback on other builds before release would be much

Andii :-)

[0] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk7u-dev/2013-September/007676.html

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