"The code is coming! The code is coming!"
Joseph D. Darcy
Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Mon Feb 11 11:43:40 PST 2008
At Sun we're making final preparations for the first source release for
the OpenJDK 6 project. We plan to release a tarball of the source,
along with matching binary plugs, by February 15, 2008. The tarball
will be a not-quite-finished backward branch to the Java SE 6 API .
In addition to discussions around completing the work on that branch, I
also consider technical discussions of issues related to getting the
code building and running on different platforms to be on-topic for this
The source for OpenJDK 6 will eventually live in its own forest of
Mercurial repositories; however, at the moment there is some remaining
in-progress engineering work to get done in the near future and it is
more efficient for the Sun-internal teamware workspaces to remain the
master copy of the source for the time being. One such in-progress
change is upgrading JAX-WS from 2.0 to 2.1. (As an endorsed standard
, the version of JAX-WS shipped in a JDK can be upgraded; the JAX-WS
2.0 -> 2.1 upgrade was also done in Sun's JDK 6 update 4 .) External
contributions for changes to OpenJDK 6 should go through the established
The frequency of subsequent source drops will depend on the rate of
change in the code. The code has the some general directory and build
structure as the JDK 7 sources.
Besides undoing most of the JDK 7 API changes, this first code release
has fixes to various other bugs including:
6598089 JDK 7: AWT often goes into busy loop when showing dialog
[ScrollPaneLayout2024] throws NPE
6532373 xcb_xlib.c:50: xcb_xlib_unlock: Assertion 'c->xlib.lock' failed.
6643627 JMX source code includes incorrect Java code
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