Proposal: Haiku port of OpenJDK
dalibor.topic at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 3 10:49:55 PST 2008
Bryan Varner wrote:
> Unfortunately, it's been several weeks since I last heard anything in
> response to the proposal to port OpenJDK to Haiku. This saddens me.
I'm sorry about that, it's all my mistake. I thought about sending in
the proposal to announce early
next week, as a 'holiday gift' for the start of the holiday season, but
then I realized that since 3 out
of 4 members of the group, working at Sun, are in theory on vacation for
two weeks during the
holiday season and presumably away from their mail, and the official
voting period for a proposal
is two weeks ... that could have made things a bit messy. And I don't
want the good proposal to
fail to reach the necessary votes because of a race condition issue.
I screwed up communicating that, though, and then tuned out during the
holidays myself, and the
rest is history...
> I've been unable to contact Dalibor for some time, and understand that this
> is a busy time of year for many individuals (myself included!) with Holiday
> events and what not. Since Dalibor has been incommunicado, I thought it
> best to approach the existing members of the porter-dev group as a whole,
> and plead for support / representation.
Indeed, and I was pinged on IRC by aph a couple of hours ago what was
going on ... so it definitely
worked great to get me to get things done.
I've sent a proposal out to announce now, if it doesn't make its way
through the moderation queue in the
next 24h, I'll try to get hold of someone who can make it happen.
As soon as it shows up there, I'll ask the group members (mr, tmarble,
robogeek, me) to vote on it.
I know that tmarble & robogeek at least are on #openjdk again, so I can
poke them until they vote
or start to /ignore me ... ;)
> We have at least four, if not five developers itching to join the OpenJDK
> project with the goal of porting to Haiku. This is at _least_ four more
> potential members to the porters-dev group! I should think growing the
> community of porters, expanding the knowledge in this group, and marching
> ever closer to platform ubiquity would be in all the members best interest.
> As Dalibor put it,
>> I'd be very happy to see the Haiku porting project inside OpenJDK. If
>> no one else
>> stands up, then I'll submit it formally early next week to announce &
>> discuss list,
>> and call for a vote to sponsor the proposal within this group.
> If there is anyone else willing to rise up and submit a proposal to the
> announce & discuss list? I am willing and available to help in any capacity
> that I can. Feel free to contact me on or off-list if you'd like me to
Thank you very much for your patience & reminders to get this done. I'm
sorry for the screwup.
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