OpenJDK7 and the JavaOne preview (M3) release
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Tue May 19 02:53:59 PDT 2009
2009/5/8 Andrew John Hughes <gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org>:
> Dear all,
> Sun plan to release a JavaOne preview of JDK7 on May 21st
> We'd like to do a corresponding release of IcedTea7 (1.10) around the
> same time, that can then be packaged in any distros that wish to ship
> such a preview.
> This will involve:
> * Updating IcedTea7 to support the latest build drop from Sun
> (currently b57, which is the last non-stabilisation release).
> IcedTea7 is now based on the IcedTea forest
> (http://hg.openjdk.java.net/icedtea/jdk7) so this is a two stage
> process involving pulling the latest changes into the forest and then
> ensuring this builds with IcedTea7.
> * Updating Shark/Zero in IcedTea7; ideally we would put this directly
> into the forest, but I don't know how ready Gary is for this step.
> * Updating the plugin/jaxws support; again it would be nice to have it
> in the forest, but there probably isn't enough time.
> * Any additional features from IcedTea6; we're not doing mass merges
> any more because the two have diverged so far from each other that
> this has become impractical (probably lots of conflicts and build
> breakages for a few usable changes). doko and mjw have already
> requested that --with-additional-vms and systemtap support be added.
> Any help would be much appreciated. Integration of Shark/Zero and the
> plugin can be done fairly independently so if someone wants to work on
> this, feel free.
> Andrew :-)
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IcedTea7 should now fully bootstrap with the current tip of the
IcedTea forest, which is synced to b59, the latest OpenJDK7 build
drop. This is likely to be the last one (if there is a b60, any
changes will be minor).
I'm now going to sync up Shark/Zero, the plugin and VisualVM, and add
mjw and doko's patches. Once that's complete, a 1.10 branch will be
created. However, please start testing the tree as it stands and let
me know of any issues as soon as possible.
I aim to release IcedTea7 1.10 on Friday afternoon (UTC), barring any blockers.
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