<AWT Dev> [12] Gcc 8.1 HarfBuzz library compilation issues

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Tue Nov 20 10:31:16 UTC 2018

On 2018-11-19 22:22, Simon Tooke wrote:

> Hello,
> I've been looking at compiling the JDK with GCC 8.1, and trying to fix
> issues upstream as I find them.
Nice! If you find issues in the JDK source code per se, please let us 
know. :) Sooner or later, we'll have to support gcc 8 properly anyway, 
might just as well try to clear the path already.

> For example the version of HarfBuzz shipped in the JDK has some issues
> with template specialization and with clearing a struct via memset()
> (thus bypassing C++ member access restrictions).
> I've had changes to address these issues accepted upstream [1], and I
> was wondering if it is appropriate for me to file an issue to backport
> those fixes (I have a patch ready) or do you prefer to wait until
> HarfBuzz is upgraded to the latest version during the natural course of
> JDK development.
> (Be aware that the JDK is on a 1.7 version, while these fixes are in a
> 2.X version).
> Thanks,
> -Simon
> [1] https://github.com/harfbuzz/harfbuzz/pull/1334

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