[icedtea-web] RFC: Support building against OpenJDK8
gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Fri Jan 24 08:27:32 PST 2014
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> * 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?
I doubt it will be in so soon. I still think Fedora took 1.6 out far too
> 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 :(
Release early, release often.
I'm trying to impose that more with IcedTea too.
> > >
> > >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" :(
Then we should suggest they release their implementation as open source... ;)
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