new convention for hsx project repository names

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Fri Sep 6 07:16:17 PDT 2013

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM, Staffan Larsen
<staffan.larsen at> wrote:
> What if there was a one-to-one relationship between HotSpot and the JDK? I
> think that is the direction we are heading in.

That would be an ideal world:)

But we shouldn't unnecessarily complicate the process of doing it
nevertheless if it is useful or necessary.

And developing the HotSpot independently of the JDK with faster
release cycles isn't a bad idea in my opinion. As we've seen in JDK7
and especially JDK6 it is possible to deliver quite a lot of benefits
to the user with a new VM without having to go trough the heaviweigt
process of releasing a new JDK version.

> /Staffan
> On 5 sep 2013, at 14:20, Volker Simonis <volker.simonis at> wrote:
> In my opinion, your scheme will probably always cause trouble because there
> is no one-to-one relation between the HotSpot and JDK version. It would be
> hard to guarantee this because there might be always good reasons to
> downport a newer HotSpot version into an already released JDK.

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