Request to backport 2 Kerberos related fixes
Dr Andrew John Hughes
ahughes at redhat.com
Thu Aug 25 15:26:53 PDT 2011
On 00:20 Fri 26 Aug , Dalibor Topic wrote:
> On 8/26/11 12:05 AM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> > On 08:13 Mon 22 Aug , Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> >> Oh wait a minute, please check with Weijun Wang (I will CC) on 6815182.
> >> I'm not seeing any record that this one was fixed in any jdk6 update, it may not apply to it
> >> but it is important that the fixes in openjdk6 are also in the jdk6 updates when it makes sense.
> > This has never been the policy before, to my knowledge. Why should the proprietary JDK6,
> > over which we have no control, be a blocker on bugs for OpenJDK6? For one thing, there
> > are significant differences in the code bases, as far as I'm aware.
> There may be some good reason why the fix wasn't applied to closed6. Or there may not be. It's
> hard to tell without asking first.
Sure, but the implication I got from Kelly's response was not that "it's worth checking up on why
we didn't backport it" but a policy of "backports must be in both". Changes to proprietary Oracle
products should not be prerequisites for OpenJDK changes.
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