Support for Netscape/Mozilla plug-in on Linux AMD64 native platform
David.Herron at Sun.COM
Mon Oct 29 18:02:26 UTC 2007
Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Kurt Miller wrote:
>> On Monday 29 October 2007 8:51:11 am Massimo Perga wrote:
>>> Hello All,
>>> I'm writing here to know what's the best process to follow in
>>> order to
>>> have more informations on such a plug-in. I'm not requesting it...
>>> I'm *offering* to port the current 32-bit Linux version to a native
>>> version. To accomplish this task, which is the project that takes
>>> care of
>>> such a plug-in ? Otherwise, have I to request a new project ?
>>> Thanks in advance,
>> Myself and Jung-uk Kim have completed making the plugin 64-bit
>> clean for the 1.6 JRL licensed plugin. You can find our work in patchset
>> 2 for BSD:
> On an unrelated note, would it make sense to create infrastructure for
> the porting projects inside OpenJDK? I am wondering if we shouldn't
> create an official 'porters' group, with projects for ports to *BSD, etc.
> While Sun may not be interested in merging in all such ports into the
> main OpenJDK tree, it could be useful to have the patch sets maintained
> centrally as part of the OpenJDK infrastructure. The distributed
> setup could give us that liberty, I think.
> dalibor topic
I'm very much in agreement with any move in this direction.
I have a concern which I've heard some people inside Sun speak.
Namely: Who will be responsible for the quality of these ports?
At the meeting we held at FOSDEM I remember the lecture we had in the
operation of the GCC project and how they go about supporting lots of
CPU architecture and OS platform combinations. On the one hand I think
the OpenJDK has the potential to have that same breadth of platform
support. But if it's at the cost of the Sun quality engineering team it
will not work.
I think hosting a project like this has to be coupled with a plan for
maintaining quality in that project.
- David Herron
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