[icedtea-web] RFC: Support building against OpenJDK8

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Fri Jan 24 06:55:55 PST 2014

* Jiri Vanek <jvanek at redhat.com> [2014-01-24 06:10]:
> On 01/23/2014 11:03 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
> >Okay to push?
> looks ok to me. Thanx.

Thank you for the review!

> It seems that  we really have to release 1.5 to f21  if the jdk8 will be main jdk here!

Hey, I think we should release 1.5 anyway. Release early, release often!

I don't actually know if OpenJDK8 will be the main JDK on Fedora 21. I
don't even know if there is a release date set for Fedora 21 yet (so I
am not sure if the schedules match up in any way). And I don't think (as
upstream) we should worry too much about any individual distribution.
Folks maintaining IcedTea-Web in Fedora (that's you :) ) can selectively
backport things too, right?

Still, I would love to see a 1.5 out sooner rather than later. I am a
fan of the proposal of having release out every few months, not once
every year :(

> >[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?

I posted the patch for review to jdk9-dev yesterday:

So far, it's looking like a "no" :(


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