Mac OS X port - update

Jim Holmlund james.holmlund at
Mon Feb 6 08:50:14 PST 2012

On 2/6/2012 8:38 AM, Artem Ananiev wrote:
> 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.
The fixes I made to the langtools repo consisted of making a makefile or two and some shell script 
tests aware of macos.  These changes could be ported to jdk8, without breaking anything, but as you 
say, there would be no way to test the changes.   So, I'll let this proposed bulk migration port the 
- jjh

> Thanks,
> Artem
>> - jjh
>>> Kumar
>>>> -Alan

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