AIX and OpenJDK
aph at redhat.com
Thu Feb 2 02:49:59 PST 2012
On 02/02/2012 10:43 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> This thread highlights that we need to figure out how OpenJDK can
> accommodate additional ports going forward. I would be interested to
> hear how other projects do this. I've heard of projects that have a
> core set of platforms and then additional teams of volunteers that
> keep ports that aren't as main stream up to date. If OpenJDK takes
> on too many platforms then there is the risk that we spend a lot of
> time just trying to keep things stable and it also means needing
> ready access to every platform (I suspect this is what Phil is
> concerned about).
There are lots of projects that have separate ports sub-projects; I
know about gcc and glibc. The rule for secondary architectures is
that the core maintainers don't build and test on them and it's up to
the ports maintainers to do the right thing to keep everything
working. If a port isn't maintained it's deleted.
This seems like a very sensible model, and I urge OpenJDK to adopt it.
The big difference with OpenJDK is that so much of the build and test
infrastructure is behind Oracle's firewall. And yes, I appreciate
that's being worked on.
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