Breaking new ground and setting new
standards for all Eclipse projects everywhere ... :)
Due to two requests, I've created some
build steps to produce "patches" to 1.5.2.
Of course, the need for these should
be extremely rare, but when they are needed,
I sleep better at night at knowing they
are produced by a predictable, repeatable process
that exactly matches the original build
process and can be installed on an existing
installation (and then be "updated"
correctly in the next maintenance release).
You can see some details, if interested,
But, most people never need to know
about this process or these patches
... they are not meant to be "generally
released" in the normal sense of the word.
Some users or adopters might be directed
to use these patches in some special
circumstances, but ... in general, if
not directed there, they should not be used.
And, even though there is a new _patches
stream, developers should
not release anything to this stream.
With this note, I am just keeping everyone
informed with all the same information.
P.S. Before you naysayers respond, yes,
I am aware of the sad irony of
presenting as "noteworthy"
the "ability to create patches for really bad bugs" ...
but at least we do it well!