Hotspot shell games
Joseph D. Darcy
Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Fri May 29 09:30:06 PDT 2009
Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> 2009/5/29 Erik Trimble <Erik.Trimble at sun.com>:
>> Kelly O'Hair wrote:
>>> If this information is publicly out there already, point me at it.
>>> Otherwise, it would be really nice to know what Hotspot is in what
>>> jdk6 or jdk7 release, where the repo is available at, and maybe
>>> a flow diagram as to how changes get from one to the other.
>>> Between the odd situation with openjdk6, the hsx repos, the jdk7
>>> hotspot forests, and the built hotspots delivered into jdk6uNN releases,
>>> it's quite confusing.
>>> The page at http://openjdk.java.net/groups/hotspot/
>>> would be an ideal place to put it, which is so old it still refers
>>> to svn access. :^(
>>> Let me know if you need the magic formula to update the webpages.
>> That's eminently rational. What are you doing, injecting reason into this?
>> I'll talk to you offline about getting that page updated with all the
>> relevant info.
>> For now, though, we need to decide how to handle HSX vs Open6 vs. IceTea.
>> Erik Trimble
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> Simplest solution would be to just remove it from OpenJDK6 and use HSX
> as the upstream. I don't see an advantage to pulling in to OpenJDK6,
> given there is already a 'stable' branch of HSX.
Or, as I previously suggested, do a one-time sync to get the HotSpot in
OpenJDK 6 current to HS 14 and then do whatever would have been done in
the public HSX stabilization repo in the OpenJDK 6 repo. If IcedTea
wants fewer or more fixes than in the OpenJDK 6 repo, I'm confident the
IcedTea folks will be able to manage them :-)
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