No merge for jdk repo for a long time

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Wed May 13 11:11:37 PDT 2009

2009/4/17 Greg Lewis <glewis at>:
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 01:27:43PM +0800, Max (Weijun) Wang wrote:
>> It seems the last time the jdk repo merged from master repo is Feb 18.
>> Anyone can do a pull and merge?
> I'm struggling to find the bandwidth at the moment.  It will require
> merging in some fairly large changes, including NIO2 at least.  I don't
> know if anyone else has time to do this.
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FWIW, from what I've seen of NIO2 (I backported it to OpenJDK6 in
IcedTea but under GNU/Linux), most of it should work on *BSD without
too much trouble.  A good chunk of it is just Java code or native code
which uses POSIX APIs (readdir, etc.).  The specific stuff is found in
ACL, extended attribute and directory watch support (which varies
between Solaris and Linux too).  It should be possible to just not
support this on *BSD initially and allow builds of the later drops to
be done.
Andrew :-)

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