Project Proposal: JDK 7 Update

David Holmes David.Holmes at
Mon Jun 20 00:38:55 UTC 2011

Volker Simonis said the following on 06/19/11 02:22:
> On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 7:44 AM, David Holmes <David.Holmes at> wrote:
>> Volker Simonis said the following on 06/18/11 00:18:
>>> Sorry, I apologize if my mail was to rude or questioned the integrity
>>> of anybody on this list. I definitely didn't wanted to hurt anybody.
>>> I'm just not very satisfied with how the things are going with the HSX
>>> repositories compared to the HS versions in the official Oracle JDK
>>> and wanted to prevent this situation for the JDK 7 update releases. If
>>> my fears are without cause - that's just great!
>> <snip>
>>> Just have look at he HSX (HotSpot express) repositories on
>>> and compare the changesets there with the
>>> changesets which went into the HSX version in the official Oracle
>>> JDK6uXX versions
>>> (
>>> The difference that you'll notice is exactly the point of my mail.
>> I'm afraid I'm not getting your point at all, what exactly is your concern
>> with the HSX release model as it relates to the JDK6 update train? What is
>> it that you see, or don't see, in the release notes that concerns you?
> There are changes in the official 6uXX releases which don't get
> backported to the corresponding OpenJDK hsx repositories. These are
> mainly security fixes but I also recall another example which was
> related to compressed strings (see
> As you probaly now, the official JDK6 update releases contain HSX
> version with incremented sub-numbers (HS20.1bxx, HS20.2bxx). They are
> all different from the HSX repository in the OpenJDK which usually
> remain at a certain build number and dont increment the sub-number. I
> would definitely prefer to have one "golden" HSX repositotry in the
> OpenJDK which contains ALL the changes of the corresponding HSX
> versions from the closed JDK (maybe with a certain delay for security
> fixes which would be no problem).

You seem to be complaining not about missing backports, but the fact 
that the official 6uX releases contain non-open-source code. The public 
HSX repositories contain the openJDK code. The HSX 20.1, 20.2 etc are 
closed internal branches/forks from those open versions.


>> Regards,
>> David Holmes

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