7197491: update copyright year to match last edit in jdk8 jdk repository

Chris Hegarty chris.hegarty at oracle.com
Fri Nov 2 13:44:05 UTC 2012

I'm not sure what you are looking for here, but I skimmed quickly up and 
down the patch stopping occasionally, and the updated headers look ok.

On the general issue, is there a reason what on the 1st of January ever 
source file cannot have its year range updated to that year. Then just 
forget about it until the next year? Anyway, I'm ok with this as is for now.


On 11/02/2012 12:46 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> Now for some noise.
> The copyright date in the source files needs updating. The man behind
> the curtain is Steve Sides from the Quality and Release Engineering team
> in Oracle. Jon pushed, on Steve's behalf, the update to the langtools
> files recently [1], and Mikael updated hotspot [2]. The elephant is the
> jdk repository as there are 3000+ files that need their headers updated.
> To keep the disruption to a minimum I propose that we do the jdk
> repository in two steps: non-client area now to jdk8/tl, and then the
> client-area later in jdk8/awt once the changes get there. I use the term
> "client-area" loosely to mean the source files for awt, swing, font,
> java2d, etc. (and I appreciate that there is also a jdk8/2d forest in
> use). To that end here is the proposed patch for today:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~alanb/7197491/copyright.patch
> This patch updates the headers on 2370 files. I don't propose to publish
> a webrev as it's just too big.
> This patch was created with:
> cd jdk
> sh ../make/scripts/update_copyright_year.sh 2011
> sh ../make/scripts/update_copyright_year.sh 2012
> hg revert --no-backup `cat clientdirs.list`
> hg diff -g > copyright.patch
> where clientdirs.list is most of the directories corresponding to the
> client area.
> Note that I ran the update_copyright_year.sh script twice, once for 2011
> and then a second time for 2012. The reason for this is that there are
> several hundred files in the jdk repository that were last updated in
> 2011 but have an older date on the header.
> Reviewer welcome but I should say that I don't have cycles to spend on
> this. Also the patch has an a very short shelf life.
> Finally, I think that there needs to be wider discussion as to how to
> keep the headers from falling behind too much. Some people do update the
> headers when editing files, some people (including myself) do not. It
> seems to me that it should be done regularly anyway, perhaps every few
> months or at integration time every so often.
> -Alan.
> [1] http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8/tl/langtools/rev/9d47f4850714
> [2] http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8/jdk8/hotspot/rev/b9a9ed0f8eeb

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