Mac OS X port - update

Artem Ananiev artem.ananiev at
Mon Feb 6 09:12:02 PST 2012

On 2/6/2012 8:50 PM, Jim Holmlund wrote:
> 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 changes.

You're right. Moreover, any change like this would become a conflict 
when merging from 7u to 8.



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

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