How to host HS14 stable? (Was: RFC: Change name of default HotSpot to 'default')

Mark Wielaard mark at
Wed Apr 29 03:41:37 PDT 2009

Hi Joe,

On Mon, 2009-04-13 at 14:17 -0700, Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> > 2009/2/18 Joe Darcy <Joe.Darcy at>:
> >> On 02/17/09 01:15 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> >> 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?
> Some news should be available real soon now...

Great. Do you hav any estimates on when "real soon now" will be?



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