Next code drop of OpenJDK 6 on track for February 29, 2008

Joseph D. Darcy Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Thu Feb 28 17:36:02 PST 2008


We're on track to publish the second code drop of OpenJDK 6, b06, on 
February 29, 2008.

This drop will have a few fixes of note:

As previous announced, Phil Race has moved the imaging classes from 
closed to open, reducing the need for the binary plugs:
6662775 Move Imaging and color classes from closed to open

The JAX-WS 2.0 -> 2.1 upgrade with associated changes:
6605798 JAX-WS RI 2.1.1 should be integrated in OpenJDK6.

The JMX team has modified the build so that the SNMP portion of the 
build will not fail if the binary plug isn't present, with the caveat 
that without the plug SNMP won't work at runtime:
6661448 Make the SNMP agent optional when OPENJDK=true and 

Various l10n and i18n fixes including:
6573250 Java.util.Currency.getSymbol(Locale) returns wrong value when 
locale is not US.

I applied the change to freshen the time zone information:
6646197 (tz) Support tzdata2007k

Also of note is the inclusion of a trademark license for "OpenJDK."

Things in the works for b07 include a port of the fix for 6586752
"No window decorations (title bar etc.) x86_64" and a change to the 
build so that the build can succeed if no binary plugs are present 
(stubbed out midi synthesizer classes will most likely be used to make 
this happen).

I expect b07 within two weeks.



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