Mac OS X port - update

Artem Ananiev artem.ananiev at
Mon Feb 6 08:38:33 PST 2012

On 2/3/2012 11:11 PM, Jim Holmlund wrote:
> On 2/3/2012 7:40 AM, Kumar Srinivasan wrote:
>> On 2/3/2012 7:36 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
>>> On 03/02/2012 15:28, Kumar Srinivasan wrote:
>>>> On 2/3/2012 3:23 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
>>>>> On 03/02/2012 02:10, David Holmes wrote:
>>>>>> I am concerned. There was some discussion when various changes
>>>>>> went into 7u-osx regarding the suitability of the changes for
>>>>>> inclusion in the mainline repositories ie 7u-dev. It was my
>>>>>> understanding that there would be a more extensive review and, if
>>>>>> necessary, clean up process, before those changes were merged into
>>>>>> the mainline 7u-dev. I have only seen that happen for a couple of
>>>>>> specific issues.
>>>>> You're right, there were several concerns about some areas of the
>>>>> code when jdk7u-osx was setup. One was the launcher and that has
>>>>> since been sorted out by Kumar, another was the jnilib support,
>>>>> which has
>>>> Right! I am planning on forward porting these changes to jdk8,
>>>> shortly. :-)
>>> I think Michael plans to get everything into jdk8 soon so I would
>>> suggest sync'ing up with him before bringing over individual areas.
>> That sounds good, thanks! and I was not aware of this.
> I wasn't aware of this either. Is this official, and we don't need to
> port our own changes to jdk8?

Right now, JDK8 doesn't contain Mac OS X specific code, it cannot be 
built or run on Mac, so I don't see how individual fixes can be 
fw-ported. Instead, I would expect bulk migration from 7u to 8 similar 
to what Michael/Alex did for macosx-port to 7u-osx and 7u-osx to 7u-dev.



> - jjh
>> Kumar
>>> -Alan

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