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

Mark Wielaard mark at
Tue Feb 17 01:15:05 PST 2009

Hi Christian (CCed hotspot-dev for advice)

On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 09:55 +0100, Christian Thalinger wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 09:25 +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > Great. I was surprised if it was otherwise.
> > I was just confused which tree to track to make sure to get the latest
> > HS14 since we are trying to keep all branches (zero/shark/default) of
> > IcedTea6 at a stable Hotspot release. Is this in the default
> > jdk7/jdk7/hotspot tree or in some other one?
> The jdk7 repository contains HS15 and therefore not a stable one.  I
> just looked into the jdk6 repository but it only contains HS11.  I don't
> know of any open HS14 repository off the top of my head.

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).



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