New project: getting rid of IcedTea local patches
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Wed Apr 1 11:03:24 PDT 2009
2009/4/1 Andrew John Hughes <gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org>:
> 2009/4/1 Kelly O'Hair <Kelly.Ohair at sun.com>:
>> Andrew Haley wrote:
>>> We at Red Hat have noticed that the list of IcedTea local patches has
>>> been getting large, with some local patches that should have been
>>> pushed upstream. Also, some IcedTea patches have been committed to
>>> OpenJDK 7 but not OpenJDK 6.
>>> So, we're going to have a serious attempt to minimize the number of
>>> IcedTea patches. We'll create a Wiki page at icedtea.classpath.org
>>> that is a list of the patches, and for every one we're going to
>>> discuss whether it should stay IcedTea local, be pushed upstream to
>>> OpenJDK, or be deleted altogether. Then we will create OpenJDK
>>> bugzilla entries for the patches that we think should be integrated
>>> upstream and work with Sun engineers to get that done.
>>> I hope that it will be possible to reduce the number of patches to a
>>> fraction of what we have at the moment, while improving the quality of
>>> the upstream product.
>>> This is going to be quite a lot of work, so we'd appreciate help from
>>> I hope this will meet with everyone's approval.
>> Sounds great.
>> I can certainly help out with any build related (makefiles etc.)
> Good, because to my knowledge, those form the majority :)
> However, my guess would also be that some require extensive reworking
> to be generally acceptable (e.g. providing the option to build using
> system libraries rather than forcing it).
> Andrew :-)
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On the other hand, there is some low-hanging fruit. Andrew Haley
reminded me of this patch earlier today:
which went into OpenJDK7. The patch itself should be trivial to
approve, given it has already been through the process once. The main
issue is that it relies on OpenJDK6 being updated to hs14. Is there
any news on this and of the public stable branch of this version?
As to committing, do those on the OpenJDK commit list have access to
all repositories (given patch approval obviously) or is it restricted
in some way? As myself, Gary and Andrew Haley all are now on this
list, it would be good to start the process of committing patches
ourself once approved.
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