Allow HotSpot to build on Linux 3.0+
erik.trimble at oracle.com
Thu Jul 28 19:18:06 PDT 2011
On 7/28/2011 5:31 PM, Keith McGuigan wrote:
> On Jul 28, 2011, at 8:28 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> On 10:45 Thu 28 Jul , Keith McGuigan wrote:
>>> On Jul 28, 2011, at 9:54 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>>> On 09:17 Thu 28 Jul , Keith McGuigan wrote:
>>>>> Ok, thanks. Code looks good to me then.
>>>> Ok, can I push this or do you still need to do this via JPRT?
>>>> Either way, I need a bug ID please.
>>> Yes, this will need to be pushed via JPRT (as all hotspot pushes
>>> must). I can create an ID for this too. One more review would be
>>> good too.
>> Ok. Going forward, non-Oracle OpenJDK contributors either need to be
>> able to push via JPRT or some other method needs to be used which is
>> accessible by all.
> We have top men working on it now. Top men.
> (At least, I'm pretty sure we do...)
> - Keith
I swear, I though I heard my name mentioned. Someone talking about me
here? You talkin' to me?
Obviously, making a JPRT-like system available to *all* authorized
committers is something that's definitely on the agenda - it would
benefit everyone in terms of turnaround and increased pace of
development, not to mention a better sense of community.
Now that IBM is onboard, I'd also hope to start seeing direct
contributions from them.
There's several big obstacles I can see:
(a) A better Bug system needs to be in place, one that can meet the
needs to both the OpenJDK community, and the various sponsors
(b) A well-thought-out process for accepting both new contributors
*and* for properly evaluating and integrating fixes from committers has
to be worked out
(c) Proper hardware to equip the build/test system has to be
purchased or allocated. Part of this step is to make it clear what the
requirements of such a system are, and then get folks to contribute
appropriate resources in line with what the system needs. I think it's
fair to expect that much of this system needs to come from folks other
than Oracle, especially since Oracle most likely would be tasked with
maintaining and servicing it (and paying for the ongoing support and
Without speaking out-of-turn, or making any Official Oracle Statement or
Commitment, (a) is well underway, (b) is being discussed (and should
likely be brought out into the OpenJDK discussion lists sometime here),
and (c) hasn't even been looked at.
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