Regular sync-ups from the upstream?

Mike Duigou mike.duigou at
Mon Feb 18 13:45:01 PST 2013

Good to hear that you got it working.

The forest extension has turned out to be unsuitable because it's not longer maintained. The current alternative is the script in the root repo. (Which is actually faster than forest). I believe Kelly's latest OpenJDK README-build has eliminated mention of forest extension.

There has been work exploring alternatives to forest but to my knowledge not have yet progressed to an actual alternative.

The inability to generate webrevs for multi repo patches is the only real problem arising from lack of the forest extension.


On Feb 18 2013, at 12:38 , Ben Evans wrote:

> Fixed.
> My install was not pulling correctly from hg - due to reasons which
> seem to be related to this issue:
> Which is still not fixed :(
> Ben
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Ben Evans
> <benjamin.john.evans at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Mike Duigou <mike.duigou at> wrote:
>>> On Feb 18 2013, at 10:29 , Ben Evans wrote:
>>>> I'd like to echo this.
>>>> I'm trying to write a patch to java.util.regex.Pattern, which
>>>> implements methods for use with lambda expressions, to make using
>>>> regexps easy in Java 8.
>>>> Unfortunately, I have a couple of problems:
>>>> 1) The lambdas repo doesn't currently support Mac.
>>> What problems are you running into on Mac? (and where were the problems reported)
>>> We haven't seen any recent problems with the new build on Mac. There are a few known problems with image rebuilds but those aren't mac specific.
>> I've seen a chain of problems, most of which I was able to work around
>> - issues with lint flags, other make issues which I needed to hand
>> coax, etc, etc.
>> The current failure is:
>> ## Starting images
>> make[2]: *** No rule to make target `)', needed by
>> `/Users/boxcat/projects/lambda-old/build/macosx-x86_64-normal-server-release/images/lib/JObjC.jar'.
>> Stop.
>> make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
>> make[1]: *** [images] Error 2
>> make: *** [images-only] Error 2
>> A re-pull a few days ago didn't help matters, but I can try another
>> re-pull & rebuild, given that everyone is pretty sure that this should
>> work.
>> Will let you know how I get on,
>> Ben

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