OpenJDK 6 and 6u10 features
aph at redhat.com
Sat Nov 1 04:04:34 PDT 2008
Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
> OpenJDK 6 build 12 contained ports of bug fixes from a number of 6u10
> component areas (corba, jaxp, jaxws, langtools).  Most changes from
> the core jdk component area of 6u10 were not ported. The porting effort
> that took place of a relatively small number of bugs to a subset of the
> full OpenJDK code base was still a sizeable effort.  The full set of
> changes made to the core jdk in 6u10 is many times larger with a
> proportionally larger porting cost. We at Sun do not plan to do a
> wholesale port of those 6u10 features from the core jdk to OpenJDK 6.
> However, over the coming months we will be porting those 6u10 features
> to OpenJDK 7 and we would welcome community assistance in backporting
> appropriate features from OpenJDK 7 to OpenJDK 6. (These jdk area
> features in 6u10 are separate from plugin and webstart functionality.)
Thanks for the heads up.
How are we in the community going to know when 6u10 features are ported
to OpenJDK 7? Are we expected to look at ChangeLogs, or will you be
announcing them as you go? If you point us to the changes as you go
along, or perhaps post a list of them, the we can do the backporting.
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