HEADS-UP: [8u60] New WebKit + compiler upgrade for FX 8u60
kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Wed Mar 25 23:09:44 UTC 2015
As a heads-up we are ready to push the updated WebKit  for JEP-239
 plus the needed compiler upgrade changes to 8u-dev tomorrow. This is
similar to what we did for FX 9 about 5 weeks ago .
Here is a short summary of the changes:
* The updated WebKit will be pushed into 8u-dev (for 8u60) tomorrow
morning, Thursday, Mar 26, around 8:00 am Pacific. It would be very
helpful if other committers refrained from pushing non-trivial changes
tomorrow morning (Pacific time).
* As was the case for FX 9, this means that our production builds will
switch to the new compilers: VS2013 on Windows; Xcode 5.1.1 on Mac; gcc
4.8 on Linux. FX 8u-dev will still be buildable on the old compilers as
long as you don't build WebKit (it is disabled by default).
* As a reminder, this is the last week that changes pushed to 8u-dev
will be automatically synced into 9-dev. I will send out an e-mail
tomorrow outlining the new procedures.
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