JEP proposal: "PowerPC/AIX Port"

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
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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