"The code is coming! The code is coming!"

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Mon Feb 11 12:11:25 PST 2008

Hi Joe,

On Mon, 2008-02-11 at 11:53 -0800, Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
> 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 [1].

Great! Really looking forward to this.

> The source for OpenJDK 6 will eventually live in its own forest of 
> Mercurial repositories

Any ETA on this? I ask because it makes sense for IcedTea to track this
instead of the jdk7 variant. And obviously it is easier to provide
patches against a me mercurial tree (or work on your own patch set).

Alternatively if you intend to push out tar ball drops for some time
would it make sense for me to setup a mercurial mirror that just imports
those releases when they happen? (We did this earlier when openjdk only
had subversion support and we already wanted mercurial access for

> 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

Excellent! Just for this I owe you several virtual beers! This bug has
frustrated me so much. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!



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