How to host HS14 stable? (Was: RFC: Change name of default HotSpot to 'default')
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Fri Mar 20 04:28:23 PDT 2009
2009/2/18 Joe Darcy <Joe.Darcy at sun.com>:
> On 02/17/09 01:15 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi Christian (CCed hotspot-dev for advice)
> On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 09:55 +0100, Christian Thalinger wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 09:25 +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Great. I was surprised if it was otherwise.
> I was just confused which tree to track to make sure to get the latest
> HS14 since we are trying to keep all branches (zero/shark/default) of
> IcedTea6 at a stable Hotspot release. Is this in the default
> jdk7/jdk7/hotspot tree or in some other one?
> The jdk7 repository contains HS15 and therefore not a stable one. I
> just looked into the jdk6 repository but it only contains HS11. I don't
> know of any open HS14 repository off the top of my head.
> So it would be good to have an open repo that hosts the HS14 stable
> build so that people interested in a stable, but modern, hotspot could
> base their work on that. Since IcedTea6 is trying to standardize on HS14
> for the default hotspot and the one that Zero and Shark are based on I
> could create a icedtea/hotspot repo branched from the latest HS14 code
> in the jdk7/jdk7/hotspot repo. Would that be interesting to others? How
> do we coordinate backporting fixes to it? Any other suggestions for
> hosting an open hotspot HS14 repo (maybe as subtree of one of the other
> 6 hotspot repos under jdk7/hostspot-* (I admit to not know what they are
> all for currently).
> I have been talking with the HotSpot team inside Sun about the logistics
> needed to support a public HotSpot Mercurial repository usable by both
> OpenJDK 6 and the 6 update release, which would mean the stabilized HotSpot
> 14 at this point.
> We should have something figured out relatively soon; I'll post when we do.
Any news on this?
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