<AWT Dev> Reviewer needed - awt/FontClass/CreateFont/DeleteFont test correction
Dr Andrew John Hughes
ahughes at redhat.com
Thu Jan 13 09:12:41 PST 2011
On 11:50 Thu 13 Jan , Coleen Phillimore wrote:
> >> We're getting close to the stable hs20 branch. I don't know how or when
> >> it's imported to OpenJDK6 though so I shouldn't have tried to answer the
> >> question.
> > I usually do the work to import new versions of HotSpot into OpenJDK6 and Joe
> > approves it, as with all OpenJDK6 patches. I've never really understood why
> > we need to have both a stable branch AND an OpenJDK6 HotSpot tree, given they
> > end up being essentially the same, but that's the way it is.
> > We're about to make a new release of OpenJDK6 (b21) with HotSpot 19. We've
> > obviously don't want to import an entire new HotSpot at this juncture, but will
> > probably do so for b22 once the HotSpot tree becomes available.
> > From what you say, my understanding is that 6938627 causes a regression from previous
> > HotSpot behaviour and your patch, 7009828, fixes that regression. As OpenJDK6 has
> > 6938627, would it not make sense to backport 7009828 as well to fix the regression?
> > If not, what am I missing here? The patch doesn't seem hugely intrusive, and it reverts
> > back to using the previous expected behaviour of /tmp over java.io.tmpdir.
> I didn't know all of this.
I finally realised this, hence the explanation :-)
> Yes, I think you want to backport this
Thanks. I now just need the thumbs up from Joe as well. Joe?
> It was pretty small in diffs. You might have some confusion
> since hs19 has the bug in the Oracle (not open?) releases and you do
I'm not sure I follow you. They use the same bug database still, as
far as I'm aware.
> But it only matters for people setting java.io.tmpdir property
> which isn't as rare as we thought.
Yes, the reason I pressed on the issue of the backport was because I
could foresee bug reports against the various distro packages (once it
gets built and shipped out) due to this change.
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