read-only svn and interim fixes
dfabulich at warpmail.net
Wed May 9 21:45:13 PDT 2007
I'm confused about how exactly development is supposed to work on OpenJDK
in the period between now and when OpenJDK goes live with Mercurial.
Specifically, it seems
1) It's going to be a while before Mercurial is available
2) Sun developers are going to continue to check in changes in the
3) The OpenJDK svn server is read-only, even to Sun developers, so no
changes will appear there
Are we going to get a "big bang" of trunk code once Mercurial goes live?
I began wondering about this in the course of discussion on the build-dev
list about the critical bug in the Windows binary plugs that makes it
impossible to do the build on Windows (missing t2k.lib). [Tim Bell filed
bug 6555215, but it is not yet visible on bugs.sun.com.]
Phil Rice suggested that the best thing would be to just finish the
ongoing work to replace t2k with something like freetype. That makes some
sense, but even if that work were done tomorrow, I'd have no way of
getting access to those fixes, which sound like they might be pretty
Will I just have to wait until Mercurial to see those fixes? (If so,
won't that be potentially a lot of fixes?) If not, how would I get access
to incremental changes between now and then?
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