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

Joe Darcy Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Tue Feb 17 18:29:17 PST 2009

On 02/17/09 01:15 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> 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).

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.

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