[7u4] Request for approval for CR 7088989 - Improve the performance for T4 by utilizing the newly provided crypto APIs
dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Sat Mar 17 15:41:07 PDT 2012
On 3/15/12 4:29 PM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> I noticed you don't seem to have commented on how this breaks the jdk7u guidelines.
Yeah, I wanted to leave that for a follow up e-mail, i.e. this one. The guidelines
unfortunately get b0rken every now and then, in particular when new developers join
the project, or straddle the thin red line between whatever deeds they need to do to
get their changes through their internal systems, and the things they need to do to
get their changes into this Project's forests.
My unofficial motto for this Project has been "E pur si muove". 
Sometimes, that means sending a private mail to the new developer to advise them on the
fine print of this Project's guidelines. When Edvard and I drafted the guidelines,
that meant putting in enough room to allow retroactive approvals for example, as I
expected that someone will every now and then miss following the processes properly
before they pushed a useful fix, and I wanted an opportunity to educate such developers
on the fine print of the Project's processes without having to penalize them publicly
All that said, when I see someone struggling with the processes, I try to educate them on it,
just not necessarily publicly. For this particular change, when I looked at it before I
retroactively approved it, I didn't see anything I'd find objectionable.
I understand that you'd find it disappointing that the difference between Oracle JDK and
the OpenJDK it's based on isn't always shrinking, but at the same time, I don't find it
surprising, in light of what Oracle has said 2010 about continuing to offer its premium
offerings, or disturbing, given that Oracle JDK != OpenJDK today.  In this case, I
found it nice to see more regression tests make their way into OpenJDK - and I appreciate your
kind offer in this thread to generalize this new batch to make it work with other providers.
Thank you very much for offering to do that.
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