Proposal to revise forest graph and integration practices for JDK 9

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Mon Dec 2 02:22:04 PST 2013

On 12/2/13 6:04 AM, Joe Darcy wrote:
>> So, I'd like to suggest that jdk9/dev replaces the equivalent of jdk9/tl, jdk9/awt, jdk9/swing, jdk9/2d, jdk9/build, jdk9/deploy, jdk9/l10n, jdk9/swing, nashorn/jdk9 in one go.
> For the open components, that is essentially the proposal. Deploy and install are closed and have different testing requirements from other code so would likely remain separate.

Cool. Fwiw, I only mentioned deploy in there because there is a jdk8/deploy 'scratch' forest on which presumably just complements a closed one to make integrations simpler. 

In practice, I don't think that it's very useful to have such setups where a closed forest has an OpenJDK counterpart and no actual development is done in OpenJDK - at best it leads to confusion, at worst it leads to spurious changes that have to be done because of the poor, established repository & forest layout, rather then because they make technical sense.

> Thanks for the feedback on that point of the proposal; I'm still uncomfortable with collapsing master and dev before we put the model into practice.

No problem - I'm glad to hear that you are not objecting to it on principle, and assuming the new model works out for 9, there could be other opportunities to try it out.

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