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

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Fri Nov 2 16:08:37 UTC 2012

Looks fine to me although I don't know how I can easily (ie not tediously)
verify that a particular file is correctly updated to 2011 vs 2012 ..

I don't think doing the updates at integration time is particularly 
as it would suggest that a file is updated once by the engineer who is
making the change and then again by the integration process, doubling
(approx) the number of changesets.

I'm fine with once or twice a year. For infrequently touched files
it will maybe amount to the 2X changesets I suppose but still ..

When you get around to the client changes will you be doing the closed 
sources too ?


On 11/2/2012 5:46 AM, 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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