JEP proposal: "PowerPC/AIX Port"
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed Jan 16 02:19:25 PST 2013
On 16/01/2013 09:45, Steve Poole wrote:
> How would you propose we describe the merge activity in the JEP? I'd imagine that the porters group members have an idea of 'best practise' even if it's not documented. I'd rather this JEP wasn't conflated with defining that process but rather just pointed to it.
As the focus of the JEP is add a port to the mainline then I think it
would be useful to have at least some outline as to what is being
proposed. You're right that a detailed project plan is for another
document, but I think it would be useful to have a a couple of
statements as to what is being proposed. I can't think of an existing
document that you can refer to; taking on new ports is very rare and
we've had to do go through this once in OpenJDK with the MacOSX port. In
that case then the ducks were lined up by getting the hotspot changes in
first, the jdk changes later. In the case of the jdk changes then I've
no doubt that will be at least some up-front/refactoring work required
and it would be good to list those areas if possible.
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