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

Joseph D. Darcy Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Mon Feb 11 14:25:46 PST 2008

Mark Wielaard wrote:
> 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.

Me too! :-)

>> 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).

I would expect the tarballs to persist at least through March.

> 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
> icedtea).
>> 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!

Glad to help; I won't be going to FOSDEM this year, but I'll be downing 
some Hoegaarden that weekend to keep in the spirit :-)


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