New project: getting rid of IcedTea local patches
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Thu Apr 9 09:36:20 PDT 2009
2009/4/1 Joseph D. Darcy <Joe.Darcy at sun.com>:
> Andrew Haley wrote:
>> We at Red Hat have noticed that the list of IcedTea local patches has
>> been getting large, with some local patches that should have been
>> pushed upstream. Also, some IcedTea patches have been committed to
>> OpenJDK 7 but not OpenJDK 6.
>> So, we're going to have a serious attempt to minimize the number of
>> IcedTea patches. We'll create a Wiki page at icedtea.classpath.org
>> that is a list of the patches, and for every one we're going to
>> discuss whether it should stay IcedTea local, be pushed upstream to
>> OpenJDK, or be deleted altogether. Then we will create OpenJDK
>> bugzilla entries for the patches that we think should be integrated
>> upstream and work with Sun engineers to get that done.
>> I hope that it will be possible to reduce the number of patches to a
>> fraction of what we have at the moment, while improving the quality of
>> the upstream product.
>> This is going to be quite a lot of work, so we'd appreciate help from
>> I hope this will meet with everyone's approval.
> Sounds good to me!
FWIW, https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/show_bug.cgi?id=100036 is
currently the only patch needed for OpenJDK6 to build out of the box
on Fedora 10. Would be nice if it was applied. Even nicer if one of
us could try and commit it after your approval :)
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