[icedtea-web] RFC: Support building against OpenJDK8

Jiri Vanek jvanek at redhat.com
Fri Jan 24 03:10:31 PST 2014

On 01/23/2014 11:03 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried to build IcedTea-Web against OpenJDK8 for the first time today
> and ran into a two issues:
> 1. OpenJDK8 needs the applet hole patch that various IcedTea versions
> have been carrying [1].
> 2. The OpenJDK8 javadoc tool is strict enough that it gives an error and
> refuses to parse malformed and incorrect javadoc. The attached patch
> fixes this.
> This is far from an exhaustive test on OpenJDK8. I only tested a few
> things, but at least with this we can build IcedTea-Web against
> OpenJDK8.
> Okay to push?

looks ok to me. Thanx.
It seems that  we really have to release 1.5 to f21  if the jdk8 will be main jdk here!

> Thanks,
> Omair
> [1] http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/release/icedtea6-1.13/file/d6930de9aba6/patches/applet_hole.patch

Yes. This patch is an issue, and we really have to upstream it.  IS there even chance it will be 
usptreamed?  Havne anybody ever tried?

If no.. thenm it will have to be spec patch for ever and les susers for ITW :(


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