webrevs.2 for macosx changes to jdk7u-osx

Dalibor Topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Wed Nov 30 05:35:44 PST 2011

On 11/29/11 2:41 PM, Michael McMahon wrote:
> My understanding is the policy is not to include code for platforms that are not directly
> buildable and supported. It wouldn't be difficult to put the BSD stuff back in, should one of the
> variants become supported in future.

We've included community supported ports (Zero, Shark) in the past when they have passed the 
corresponding TCK with the expectation that they are kept in shape by the corresponding 
(sub)community in OpenJDK, and if they aren't, that they'd get dropped out of mainline again.

Since the BSD port hasn't been able yet to pass the 7 TCK [0], not including code specific to 
that port is fine, in my opinion. I'd expect that the work done on the Mac OS X port in the 
future in that problem domain will be something the BSD porters would be able to leverage 
once they can start working toward that goal themselves. So in that light focusing the 
integration work attention into JDK 7 Updates on Mac OS X parts for now seems like a sensible 
choice to me.

dalibor topic

[0] There is no updated OCTLA for 7 yet, but it's coming: http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/discuss/2011-November/002214.html
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