Open sourcing ARM ports status

Bob Vandette bob.vandette at
Wed Sep 14 16:38:04 UTC 2016

> On Sep 14, 2016, at 11:57 AM, Edward Nevill <edward.nevill at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2016-09-14 at 10:32 -0400, Bob Vandette wrote:
>> Here’s the status of the open sourcing of the Oracle 32/64 ARM Ports.
>> I’ve completed the moved of all of the necessary sources and Makefile logic and can now
>> build both arm and aarch64 binaries from our sources.  
>> I’m close to completing our internal reviews.  The reviews are only to ensure that I’m not
>> exposing anything that’s commercial value and that I’ve got the correct copyrights.  
>> Ed, could you setup a temporary repository under the aarch32 project where I could push
>> the forest once I’ve completed our internal reviews?  
> Hi Bob,
> I'm not sure this is something I can do. I think it needs to be done by ops (on cc).
I realize that you can’t do this yourself, but as the lead, you need to request this.
> Generally the way it has worked for creating the existing jdk8u and jdk9 repos is that ops have prepopulated the repo with some revision of jdk8u/jdk9 from the main dev, and then we have just pushed diffs to make that into what we want.
> What revision of jdk8u is your port based on? ops could prepopulate the repo with than revision then you could just push your diffs.
My patch is based on jdk-9+132 and jdk9/dev is working on 136.  I can sync up with whatever 
revision is created prior to pushing anything.

> Alternatively, I'm sure if you were to point ops at a mercurial repo somewhere they could populate it with that.
We could do that but I’m still going through the approval process for opening up these sources.  I assumed it 
would take a bit to get the forest setup.  This is why I suggested that we start the process now.


> Ops: could you advise.
> Thanks,
> Ed.

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