Need reviewers - 6856630: Restructure jaxp repository

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Sat Aug 8 00:50:13 UTC 2009

2009/8/8 Kelly O'Hair <Kelly.Ohair at>:
> Yeah. I tossed this around in my head, drop seemed short and cute. ;^)
> Most if not all the import components are tools used to do the build
> but not sources that became part of the product built bits.
> Maybe the IcedTea guys can chime in on this.
> I'm happy to change it to another name that makes more sense.
> -kto
> Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
>> Well, elsewhere in the JDK build, the name "import" seems to cover the
>> same concept
>> of inbound stuff from outside the repository.
>> But, I know you do similar stuff in the FX world, so I wasn't sure if
>> "drop" came from there.
>> -- Jon
>> Kelly O'Hair wrote:
>>> ---
>>> The drop name just dropped into my head :^)
>>> Do you have a better name for it?
>>> -kto
>>> Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
>>>> Is the "drop" name a standard convention, as compared to, say, "import"?
>>>> -- Jon

'drop' sounds fine and makes sense to me at least.

On more important matters, if I'm reading this right it does the
following as part of the build:

#1: Finds a JAXP zip either via ALT_JAXP_SOURCE_BUNDLE or, failing
that, downloads one
#2: Extracts that bundle
#3: Builds the code

If that is the case, it sounds a hell of a lot like what IcedTea does
with OpenJDK anyway, so I can't see that much of a problem.  Is there
a bundle available so this can be tested?

On the plus side, it would mean we weren't duplicating the JAXP and
JAXWS code about thirty times.
On the negative side, it makes it even less clear how changes get into
these.  We no doubt have some local ones already that would be lost by
using the bundle (though I think most are build changes to Makefiles
like DEBUG_CLASSFILES).  I don't think that's a blocker, but there
needs to be a clear documented route for getting patches into JAXP and
JAXWS just like we get them into the rest of OpenJDK.

Any plans to do something similar with CORBA? :)
Andrew :-)

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