encumbrances update

Dan Fabulich dan at fabulich.com
Thu Aug 2 19:15:56 UTC 2007

Igor Nekrestyanov wrote:

> Of course i've tested these changes on all platforms including both 32 
> and 64 bit Windows. It is "believed to build and work" because we had 
> not performed full testing of openjdk binaries and we know that build 
> can be fragile due to different build environments.

I'm sure you've tested your changes in your build, and maybe that's all I 
can ask for, but I'm pretty sure the same could have been said of all of 
the previous builds, including the code drop we got in May and every build 
since, all of which, we know, don't work for anyone who isn't @sun.com 
(due to at least one missing file).

> My tests are not "ideal" for number of reasons:
> 2) I was using binary plugs created from my personal workspace.
>      I believe they should be the same as those to be published with b17 
> code drop but this is my assumption.

We know for certain that this assumption is FALSE.  No binary plug given 
to the public has ever built successfully on Windows; since your personal 
plugs have been working for you for months, we can conclude that there's 
something critically different between your plugs and the plugs we get.

But who knows?  Maybe we'll get lucky this time.  :-)

> BTW, for windows build you will need to build freetype.dll (i tried only 
> dll built with visualc). I believe that freetype build system does not 
> generate .dll on windows and therefore some manual tweaking of freetype 
> makefiles (and sources) might be necessary.

Sounds like fun! :-)  Will the documentation include a patch?  Or just 
some tips on how to make a .DLL?  What source files needed to change?


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