[aarch64-port-dev ] Collaboration proposal: Draft JEP MacOS/AArch64 Port

Monica Beckwith Monica.Beckwith at microsoft.com
Tue Aug 11 18:15:24 UTC 2020

Hello everyone, 

It gives me immense pleasure to see the draft JEP for 'MacOS/AArch64 Port' [1]. At Microsoft, we are in the process of expanding our CI infrastructure by adding Apple DevKits [2]. We are entirely in support of you and your team, @Anton Kozlov. You all bring your immense knowledge from the AArch32 port, and we welcome you and would like to extend our collaboration on the MacOS port. More specifically, we would like to work with you on the -  

. Implementation (low-level code additions, shared code modifications and maintenance, adhering to HotSpot coding style/conventions [3], etc.)  
. Testing (all regression, functional, integration and performance tests) 
. Integration to jdk/jdk (tip) 

Since the MacOS port work depends on the Windows port modifications, I propose a collaboration (sub-)Project [4] repo where we can jointly work in the open. 

If it is OK with you and your team, next week, I can propose the creation of a new (sub-)Project for 'jdk-mac' and send it out to mailto:discuss at openjdk.java.net and mailto:aarch64-port-dev at openjdk.java.net. Once we have a sponsor, we can send the info out on mailto:announce at openjdk.java.net. 

We can work on the details of these offline. Please let me know if you have already made traction on the (sub-)Project front, and we can jump in and help wherever you are. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for OpenJDK, and the team here at Microsoft is excited about the prospects, and we are looking forward to working with your team. 


[1] http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/8251280
[2] https://developer.apple.com/programs/universal/
[3] https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/HotSpot/StyleGuide
[4] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/#new-project

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