Support BSD and Caciocavallo
neugens at limasoftware.net
Thu Sep 4 16:57:48 PDT 2008
Il giorno dom, 31/08/2008 alle 21.01 +0100, Andrew John Hughes ha
> On 31/08/2008, Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp.org> wrote:
> > Hi Andrew,
> > On Sat, 2008-08-30 at 02:39 +0100, Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> > > This patch adds support for downloading the BSD and Caciocavallo trees
> > > to IcedTea.
> > > You can choose a project using --with-project and a value of jdk7 (the
> > > default), closures, cvmi, caciocavallo and bsd to select a tree.
> > Heay, that is super cool!
Hey I missed this, thanks!
> > Yeah, this might be a bit of a pain to keep current. Either the projects
> > supported need to sync often enough or we need to differentiate our
> > patches. Neither is really that attractive. The best thing would
> > probably be for us to help these projects get pushed into the main jdk7
> > tree sooner.
> Some patches are more prone to this than others, or, in other words, there are
> some patches that break with just about every build drop as well.
> I'll try and clean
We have few patches in our cacio repo that are quite sensible to this,
too, most notably the Font related patches.
We need these in a couple of places, and we should discuss this with the
Sun guys and find a good solution for the Font stuff because our patches
there are hacky, but the current code is not much better, and this is
one of the areas where the peers code is quite sensible.
We are going on with the project anyway, and I think we will port the
new stuff to a newer jdk drop in a couple of weeks or so
(optimistically, there is always no real time for doing anything), so I
think that the icedtea patches will apply cleanly again.
I also think that we had to "steal" a couple of patches from icedtea,
probably the ones related to gcc 4.3, so one reason why they don't apply
cleanly maybe because they are already there?
I'll try to give it a look this weekend.
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