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

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Fri Feb 20 08:44:39 PST 2009

2009/2/17 Volker Simonis <volker.simonis at>:
> As far as I understand the procedure, the HS14 has been branched at
> some time in the past and is now "stabilized" in an Sun-internal
> repository in order to become the next, officially released "Express"
> VM for JDK6.

It's quite sad that, here we are, nearly two years after OpenJDK was
released (and more than two years for HotSpot), yet no-one thought
that this should have been done in an open and transparent way.  What
exactly is special about this internal tree that this couldn't just
have been done on
Andrew :-)

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