Moving forward on jdk9

Greg Lewis glewis at
Sun Oct 1 21:29:04 UTC 2017

Hi all,

At the moment our repository is stuck around build 120, with the initial
JDK release being from build 181.  We got stuck there due to some merge
conflicts, and I'm not sure it is very useful to try and work around them
given the changes there has been in the tree since then.

I'd like to propose the following:

1. Move the current state of the repo onto a branch to propose the early port that was done.  All of that work will continue to be available.

2. Merge with and reset the tip of the repo to match the JDK 9 release build.

3. Merge back changes from the branch and incorporate additional changes as necessary to get a working JDK9 on *BSD.


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