Looking ahead: proposed Hg forest consolidation for JDK 10
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed Oct 12 17:30:36 UTC 2016
On 12/10/2016 18:10, Phil Race wrote:
> The funny irony here is that the current arrangement you list below
> was introduced for
> JDK7 b23 as part of the open sourcing plan (although nashorn came in
> later) when
> we also switched from SCCS+teamware to mercurial.
> The last build before that - JDK 7 b22 - had just hotspot+j2se as you
> plus a "top-level" repo - (if you ignore the closed repos for the
> plugin and similar).
> So what goes around comes around ... but I wonder if anyone remembers
> the reasoning
> and advocacy behind splitting it in the first before we spring back to
> how it was before ?
If I recall correctly then the HotSpot VM could be dropped into an
update of an older release at time. A royal PITA when trying to
coordinated changes as it meant trying to keep several combinations
working at the same time. All in the past now.
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