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

Mark Wielaard mark at
Wed May 6 00:36:13 PDT 2009


On Tue, 2009-05-05 at 22:46 +0100, Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> 2009/5/5 Martin Buchholz <martinrb at>:
> > On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 10:32, Dalibor Topic <Dalibor.Topic at> wrote:
> >> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> >>> Any idea when these repositories will appear?
> >>
> >> We'll need a "HotSpot Express" project proposal first.
> >
> > I don't see why we need a "project".
> > There's already all kinds of hotspot forests on
> >
> > that don't have any associated formal project.
> >
> > I suggest that the current maintainer of
> > the openjdk public forests (Erik, perhaps)
> > just go ahead and create the new repos
> > with whatever name you want
> > (e.g. "hotspot-14").
> It does seem like a bit too much bureaucracy.  We've already been
> waiting three months for this.

I agree that going through the whole formal project proposal, voting,
etc. seems a bit heavy-weight for something like this. hotspot already
has 5 repos. This will just be a stabilization branch.

In IcedTea we let everybody make release branches whenever they want to
stabilize things (under /hg/release/), or create personal branches
(under /people/<name>/) whenever they want to do some experimentation.
That makes it so that all stabilization or experimentation is easy to do
in public and share with everybody.



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