Should we rename the MASTER forest?
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Fri Nov 16 03:31:10 PST 2007
On 16/11/2007, Mark Reinhold <mr at sun.com> wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 09:58:29 +0000
> > From: Andrew John Hughes <gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org>
> > On 09/11/2007, roman.kennke at aicas.com wrote:
> >> ...
> >> What about 'classlibs' for the class libs, rather than jdk?
> > classlibs seems a better name, I think 'jdk' is a legacy name from
> > langtools and friends were split out (but then again, this never
> > hotspot).
> (Historical note: Many years ago it did include the Classic VM, the
> original C-language bytecode interpreter.)
> The corba and jaxp and jaxws and langtools subtrees all contain class
> libraries too, so "classlibs" is little better than "jdk" (which used
> to be "j2se", which was even worse).
> - Mark
Yeah, I thought that after posting...
Thinking more philosophically, I think the whole 'main branch is jdk7'
simply comes down to a release-oriented approach within proprietary software
in general, as opposed to the FOSS approach where releases are more offshots
of the main development tree, with current development always retaining
central focus. After all, there is no need for a release in order to get
hold of the code!
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