JEP proposal: "PowerPC/AIX Port"
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Tue Jan 15 12:32:42 PST 2013
On 15/01/2013 16:56, Volker Simonis wrote:
> before officially submitting this JEP proposal I want to post it here
> for discussion.
> Please notice that the focus of this JEP is not the porting effort
> itself which has been mostly completed  but rather the integration
> of the ports into the JDK8 main repository.
> As always, any further comments, suggestions or questions are
> highly welcome.
> Thank you and best regards,
> : http://openjdk.java.net/projects/ppc-aix-port
I think this needs a "Risks and Assumptions" and "Dependencies" sections
to clearly list the assumptions and dependencies (some of these are in
the current description).
In the "Motivation" section it includes the statement "Refactor and
modularize the OpenJDK source base to simplify future ports" but that
seems a bit different to the goal of integrating the port.
As I read the JEP then I don't see any high-level proposal as to how
this might go in. You might remember the phased approach that was taken
with the Mac port.
The testing section does not make it clear if the current OpenJDK tests
will be updated to work on these new platforms.
Not JEP related but is there is jdk8 based forest with the proposed
changes that someone could browse? It doesn't appear that
ppc-aix-port/jdk8 is used. I did find ppc-aix-port/jdk7u but it doesn't
appear to have been sync'ed up with jdk7u since 7u6 (I see there is a
lot of recent activity on the hotspot repo, very little on the jdk repo
for a few months).
Also not JEP related but what timeframe are you hoping to get this into
the main line if funded? The start date in the JEP is proposed as
2013/Q2 and jdk8 will be well past Developer Preview at that point.
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