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

Joseph D. Darcy Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Fri Feb 29 09:47:50 PST 2008

The b06 source is now available:


Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
> Hello.
> 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.
> Enjoy,
> -Joe

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