Gentoo Archives: gentoo-java

From: Karl Trygve Kalleberg <karltk@g.o>
To: Stratego Core <stratego-core@×××××.nl>, Stratego Developers <stratego-dev@×××××.nl>, Stratego Users <stratego-user@×××××.nl>, Gentoo Java <gentoo-java@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-java] Java Package Freeze
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 19:53:34
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Hi users, developers and not-so-innocent bystanders,

effective a few days ago, we have entered a winterly package freeze for
all packages maintained by the Java Team. No new Java packages will be
put in the tree unless they fix serious issues or security vulnerabilities.

In the coming weeks, the team will stabilize Java packages in ~arch
according to de facto Gentoo stabilization criteria. After the
stabilization has been completed, remaining packages in ~arch will be wiped.

~arch will then be repopulated with brand spanking new, 1.5-compliant
packages. This will finally bring full 1.5 (and soon also 1.6) support
to the tree for x86, amd64, ia64 and ppc. Other arches will follow as
upstream 1.5 VMs show up for them.

If you are an arch user, you need not worry at all.

If you are using ~arch, in the worst case, you may experience that your
favourite and really unstable package in ~arch gets removed temporarily
during the transition. Fear not, it will be restored and possibly even

As the migration proceeds, we will present you with documentation on how
this affects developers and users.

Users of our experimental overlays, and any other interested parties,
should join are encouraged to join gentoo-java@l.g.o.

As usual, flames are received, extinguished and tracked through

On behalf of the Java Team,

- -- Karl T
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