[ljc] OpenJDK at Hack The Tower

Mani Sarkar sadhak001 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 12:15:27 UTC 2017

Hi all,

This is really cool, although I was caught by surprise to be mentioned by
Mike in the below message.

I haven't committed to any of the below due to lack of time. Hopefully I'll
be able to pick something different than what I have been doing for Adopt
Openjdk and Openjdk to bring mutual benefits to myself and the community.


On Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:36 Martijn Verburg, <martijnverburg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Thought folks might find what the LJC gets up to interesting.  Again the
> topic of easy to tackle bugs for newbies came up.  We still have some
> thinking to do on this.
> Cheers,
> Martijn
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Mike Burton <ljc-list at meetup.com>
> Date: 25 January 2017 at 09:02
> Subject: [ljc] OpenJDK at Hack The Tower
> To: ljc-list at meetup.com
> Hi Folks,
> As promised at the OpenJDK session of Saturday’s Hack The Tower event, here
> is a quick write-up of ideas that arose.
> *Update the OpenJDK VirtualBox VM. *
> It needs a few updates, so it would be good to have a new one that “just
> works”
> I’ll look into this, also the alternative of a simple Docker script which
> Mani Sarkar has kindly offered to help with.
> One such update is the requirement for a newer version of gcc (eg 4.8), as
> gcc 4.6 is too old to build JDK9 now. This should really be checked by the
> `configure` script, so that we get notified beforehand rather than having
> to wait a significant time for the build to fail then more time
> investigating the cause. I have taken this up with the build-dev mailing
> list.
> *Copying files from Mac to PC.*
> Found various tips for the seemingly simple task of transferring large
> files (namely VM image) from Mac to Windows 10 by USB stick. Thanks for all
> the ideas guys, we got there in the end!
> Anyone fancy writing airdrop for Windows? It must be possible :-)
> *Work through the process of fixing an actual bug in JDK, at a future Hack
> Day.*
> I’d really like to try this so I’ll look for some suitable sized tasks,
> which itself can be tricky. Of course a large part of the bug-fix effort is
> the pre-work discussions and  post-work review / approval on the relevant
> mailing lists. This comes as a shock to many OpenSource developers, but is
> a crucial part of the process given the stability of Java and the millions
> of people who depend on it. If you’d like to take part in this please let
> me know so that we can get the pre-work discussions underway before the
> actual Hack Day.
> Best Regards
> Mike Burton
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