New hotspot project repos

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Wed Jul 20 13:59:46 PDT 2011

On 13:17 Wed 20 Jul     , Paul Hohensee wrote:
> Some may have noticed new Hotspot repos on  We've
> made the Hotspot project independent of any particular JDK project 
> because Hotspot
> delivers into multiple JDKs.  These new repos replace the ones under the 
> jdk7
> project for Hotspot development going forward.  They are
> hsx/hotspot-main
> This is the Hotspot integration repo and replaces jdk7/hotspot.
> hsx/hotspot-gc
> hsx/hotspot-rt
> hsx/hotspot-comp
> These are the Hotspot group repos and replace jdk7/hotspotgc, 
> jdk7/hotspot-rt
> and jdk7/hotspot-comp.

Yeah, I noticed and was going to ask about this.   Looks like my
assumption about it was correct :-)

> We've also changed when we create repos for specific Hotspot versions.  
> For update
> releases, we used to do it just before delivery into b01 of the update.  
> Now, we'll
> do it when we bump the version number.  The version-specific repos will 
> be used
> as flow-through repos during promotion into various JDK master hotspot 
> repos,
> so when development on a version is done the corresponding 
> version-specific repo
> will contain the definitive source for that version.  The current 
> Hotspot version repo
> for hs22 was created just yesterday and is
> hsx/hsx22

Ok, so this is earlier than usual.  I only saw hs21 appear recently.
Should we still stick with hs21 for now, as far as a stable release goes?

> Paul

Andrew :)

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