Adopt OpenJDK hackday: July 2015

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at
Wed Jul 22 15:10:56 UTC 2015

Thanks a lot for the write up, Mani!

On 21.07.2015 00:42, Mani Sarkar wrote:
> Hi All,
> As we have been announcing via social media about our Hackday last weekend,
> we finally had it, and it was very busy with various small groups working
> on different aspects of OpenJDK and Java ME.
> It was our first hackday where Testing Java Early got a lot of focus, as
> compared to previous ones where Building OpenJDK took precedence.
> Thanks @Will, @Chris, @Julius and others who were trying to build using
> JDK9, Maven, and Gradle, please share your findings with us - we would like
> to keep everyone informed.
> We also had two instances of not being able to load the VM on a Windows
> machines and in both cases we took an alternative route:
> - attempted to build OpenJDK on Amazon EC2 instance (with success) - thanks
> Allison for your patience, looking forward to your blog post.
> - attempted to build OpenJDK on a CI server (CircleCI in this case) -
> Carlos was busy with it, I hope he will get back to us when he has had
> success.
> Anton was busy with fixing build warnings in the .cpp files - his patch
> should be on its way to the respective mailing list.
> Two of the newbie adoptors were fastinated with OpenJDK, and decided to
> continue with the project at home i.e. with the help of the gitbook.
> Richard and I were talking about Java 9 features and how we could make
> everyone aware of whats coming and how to use these commands and features.
> Not forgetting Salesforce and Heroku for their support by hosting us and
> providing breakfast and lunch.
> Thanks to all those who came, looking forward to your contributions.
> Regards,
> Mani

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