[security-dev 00018]: Re: Crypto has been added to OpenJDK
Bradford.Wetmore at Sun.COM
Fri Sep 28 09:21:14 PDT 2007
Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Janet Koenig wrote:
>> That's great news! I know this has been a big challenge so thanks for
>> continuing to drive this and making it happen!
> Thanks from over here, too.
You're welcome. It was a...challenge, as Janet said. :)
> No blog on planetjdk.org on it yet? ;)
I've yet to create a blog. It's been on my to-do list for far too long.
I would probably end up blogging about my outside pursuits, which
might be boring unless you like marching bands, travel, or pyrotechnics
(not the internal politics kind, but the ones in the sky). ;)
I should really create one, I've got a couple topics that you might be
interested in from the internal perspective. I'm one of several
gatekeepers, so I started writing a couple ideas down about how our
internal "gatekeeper" process works, and the overall process of getting
fixes into OpenJDK while making sure the quality stays up. The quality
*HAS* to stay up, as people will be betting their businesses (or have
already) on the code all of us will be developing. Coding in this
project is an awesome responsibility, and one that is sometime lost by
people who just want to "play with something."
Anyway, this quality perspective is "common knowledge" to us
gatekeepers, so it might be worth sharing details about what really goes
on in the trenches. It is probably a good topic for a blog rather than
this email, so maybe I'll get off my duff and do it soon.
Oh, and how the coming switch to Mercurial will rock our internal world.
So many build/test scripts to update.
P.S. When I had gatekeeper duty years ago, if someone "broke the
build," I would hang a hangman's noose made from an power cord over
their office doorway. You didn't want the noose, because everyone knew
what it meant without saying anything. I haven't quite figured out how
to do a virtual noose, so please, just don't "break the build." ;)
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