RFR: JDK-6657100 Rename sparcWorks to solstudio in HotSpot

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Wed Sep 5 07:10:22 UTC 2018

On 2018-09-04 17:49, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> On 2018-09-03 00:19, David Holmes wrote:
>> On 30/08/2018 10:36 PM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> This bug report goes all the way back to 2008. :-) So instead of 
>>> just letting it go on to it's second decade of existence, I went 
>>> about and fixed it.
>> Ummm but now it's called Oracle Developer Studio.
> Yes, we are aware of that, so ideally we should rename it all over. 

Or maybe we shouldn't. If so, we should also rename "macosx" to "macos".

Alternatively, we can accept that the best we can do is to have a name 
that's not ambiguous, clearly states what it is about, is not misleading 
(that was one of the main complaints about the old "sparcWorks"; it was 
not about sparc, it was about solaris). And hope that marketing let us 
keep our good names in sync with the marketing names used, as long as 


> This bug was about unification however, and now it's at least unified. 
> One could also note that the version we are currently using (12.4) was 
> still called Solaris Studio. The rename happened in later versions.
> /Erik
>> David
>>> By now, not many references to sparcWorks exists anymore, so this is 
>>> almost trivial.
>>> I've verified by grep that no more "sparcworks" are present in the 
>>> repo, neither in hotspot nor anywhere else.
>>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-6657100
>>> WebRev: 
>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-6657100-rename-sparcWorks-to-solstudio/webrev.01 
>>> /Magnus

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