So we noticed two problems with releasing the patch for 8.1.0.Final
1. JBoss Tools Issues - Due to the patching mechanism in 8.0.0.Final “disabling"
jars, applying the 8.1 patch will lead to warnings, this is fixed in their upcoming beta2
test. We have also removed the jar “disabling”, so future patches do not have this
2. It’s Big - Due to the breadth of change in this release, the size of the patch is only
slightly smaller than the distro. We have a planned improvement to support finer grained,
per-class deltas, which would greatly reduce the size, but its not worth holding the
release over (IMO).
So the big question is assuming the above do you want a patch file for 8.1, or just a full
distro only this time, and we instead ship a patch in a future 8.x release (we are
considering doing an 8.2 with the CDI update that was pulled out of 8.1 due to TCK
If there is enough demand considering 1 & 2 I would be happy to release one.
Jason T. Greene
WildFly Lead / JBoss EAP Platform Architect
JBoss, a division of Red Hat