Request for creation of OSX integration repo forest
philip.race at oracle.com
Thu Oct 6 11:41:05 PDT 2011
I think there's a while to figure out what makes sense as the "stable
port" will take
a while to come about but someone needs to figure out what gets us where we
want to be, so I wouldn't rush the implementation ..
Anyway, on openjdk we currently have
1. macos-porting project
The goal has to be that #1 eventually becomes obsolete because the code
is stable and is in #2 and #3
If we replace #1 with a #4: 7u-dev-osx then the question is what does
that buy us ?
I can suppose it is intended to be more controlled than the macosx-port but
less stable than the mainline 7u-dev, until sometime later. But if we are to
release a 7uN port for all platforms then we would need to make sure that
the fixes going into mainline also get merged into 7u-dev-osx .. and
we need to obsolete that. I think that there's a gap opening up already
SFAIK, the macosx-port is based 7 GA.
Also we ought to consider when this all goes into 8. There it really should
go straight into 8.
On 10/6/2011 9:37 AM, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> On 10/6/11 8:16 AM, Paul Hohensee wrote:
>> At JavaOne, Oracle announced the developer preview of the JDK7 Mac OSX
>> port. Apple is open-sourcing the port and Oracle plans to deliver it in
>> a future JDK7 update release. Since the initial port will use the JDK7 code
>> base, I'd like to propose the creation of a project repo forest for the port
>> as a sub-project of the JDK7 update project. Once a stable port exists
>> in the OSX project repo forest, we can request permission to push it to jdk7u.
> Thanks for this proposal, Paul.
> I posted a link to the Oracle JDK 7 Update release roadmap published at JavaOne
> and the corresponding press releases which give some more background information
> on the plans wrt to the Mac OS X port to provide some more background for this
> request. 
> I'd like to open up this proposal for discussion until Monday.
> dalibor topic
>  http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk7u-dev/2011-October/000534.html
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