Apple Oracle OpenJDK Announcement
swingler at apple.com
Tue Nov 16 23:22:06 PST 2010
On Nov 16, 2010, at 10:22 PM, Greg Lewis wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 01:35:31PM -0500, Denis Lussier wrote:
>> Seems like great news. I'm interested to hear from folks like Landon
>> & Greg how they think this alters the path forward for OpenJDK 6 & 7
>> on present and older versions of OSX.
> I don't know the answer to that yet. The first I heard of it was the
> announcement. Just based on the announcement Oracle is going to pull in
> changes from Apple, so it's not clear to me how the current MacOS X port
> within the BSD port fits in there, if at all. That would be disappointing
> if it doesn't result in broader BSD support, but that is unclear at the
Our work on the private Mac OS X JDK7 port so far has always been a sub-tree of the public BSD port. Our intention is to bring the entirety of the BSD changes along with the Mac OS X port. The build doesn't get very far without the BSD changesets. :-)
As for the targeted version of Mac OS X-specific changes, you can expect that we will use Mac OS X 10.6 as a baseline. The Mac OS X 10.6 SDK allows us to use blocks (which _greatly_ simplifies interacting with AppKit on the main thread), and has many key pieces of functionality exposed as full Cocoa API (as opposed to using private SPI or Carbon functions).
>> --Denis Lussier
>> Founder & Chief Architect
>> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 1:23 PM, Eric Richardson <ekrichardson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I hope this is appropriate to send this along.
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