How to host HS14 stable? (Was: RFC: Change name of default HotSpot to 'default')
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Tue May 5 08:51:25 PDT 2009
2009/4/30 David Cox <David.Cox at sun.com>:
> Mark Wielaard wrote:
> 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 sun.com>:
> 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?
> "Real soon now" is now, finally. We at Sun have been discussing the idea of
> creating a "HotSpot Express" Project in OpenJDK through which the
> stabilization of new versions of HotSpot could be managed. We could create
> repositories such as
> in which this work would be done. A "baseline" repo would be used to
> collect suitable bug fixes from developers. Occasionally, these changes
> would be pushed to "master" to form the basis of a stable build. This is
> the model we've used at Sun for many years. If it seems reasonable to
> folks, I'll ask one of HotSpot Group members to submit a formal project
> proposal for consideration (Although I'm the manager of Sun's HotSpot
> garbage collection and compiler teams, I'm not actually a member of the
Any idea when these repositories will appear?
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