RFR: AARCH64: Top-level JDK changes

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Mon Nov 10 08:08:41 UTC 2014


I would certainly like to have these files updated, but unfortunately 
the license on these files changed from GPL2 to GPL3. This essentially 
means that the switch is non trivial from a legal perspective and the 
impression I've received when I last inquired about updating these files 
was that it's unlikely to ever happen unless a very strong case can be 
presented for why it's needed.

So the reason we have the over engineered solution for config.guess is 
simply that it's much easier than getting legal approval for updating 
these files.


On 2014-11-07 19:53, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 11/07/2014 06:00 PM, Volker Simonis wrote:
>> 3. pull in the new version of config.guess and config.sub from [1]
>> which already seem to have the changes you need.
>> I'm all in favour of point three which would also allow us to get rid
>> of some of the hacks which are currently in config.guess. And now, as
>> we're still early in the jdk9 development the risk of doing this seems
>> minimal, but let's see what the build-dev guy say?
> So am I.  build-dev people, do you want me to import config.guess from
> upstream?  I can create a new issue.
> Andrew.

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