"The code is coming! The code is coming!" -- "The code is here!!"

Joseph D. Darcy Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Thu Feb 14 11:01:16 PST 2008

The initial in-progress code, with matching plugs, is now available:


The project page will be updated with a pointer shortly.

As for what's already in the works for near-future builds, in addition 
to the JAX-WS 2.0 -> 2.1 upgrade, Phil will be working on removing the 
binary plug for the imaging classes [1], the JMX team is working on 
changing the build to exclude SNMP support if the binary plugs aren't 
present, and I'll be updating the README-builds file to point at the 
right locations.

I'd expect the next source drop within two weeks, probably sooner.

Happy hacking,


[1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/discuss/2008-February/001078.html

Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
> Greetings.
> 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].
> 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 
> alias.
> 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 
> [2], 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 [3].)  External 
> contributions for changes to OpenJDK 6 should go through the established 
> channels [2].
> 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
> 6612531 api/javax_swing/ScrollPaneLayout/index.html#xxxLayoutSize
> [ScrollPaneLayout2024] throws NPE
> 6532373 xcb_xlib.c:50: xcb_xlib_unlock: Assertion 'c->xlib.lock' failed.
> 6643627 JMX source code includes incorrect Java code
> -Joe
> [1] http://blogs.sun.com/darcy/entry/forward_to_the_past
> [2] http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/standards/index.html
> [3] 
> http://weblogs.java.net/blog/ramapulavarthi/archive/2008/01/jaxws_21_and_ja.html 
> [4] http://openjdk.java.net/contribute/

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