Group Proposal: Windows

Artem Ananiev artem.ananiev at
Tue Dec 3 13:15:17 UTC 2013

On 11/29/2013 10:10 AM, Francis ANDRE wrote:
> Hi
> I am not a OpenJDK member and as such, cannot propose the creation of a
> new group. But may be someone among the OpenJDK members would be
> interested in proposing such group.
> 1/ Motivation
> The essential motivation is to support windows as a major platform in
> all directions sustained by the OpenJDK ecosystem.
> 2/ Goal
> This group is more a recipe for people interested in improving the
> know-how of building, testing, running, debugging, documenting the
> releases of OpenJDk with a focus on the Windows build system and the
> Windows jtreg system at  the same level of other platforms. Special
> effort should concentrate in the update of the current specific building
> hotspot MSVC component jvm.vxproj so that it would be in sync with the
> "new" configuration system started in jdk8.

As other people have already noticed, all of the above (building, 
testing, running, etc.) is already covered by other groups, and/or 
projects, or on the wiki. However, if the Windows group is about support 
of new versions of the Windows OS family, leveraging Windows-specific 
features to make JDK smaller/faster/secure/etc., deeper integration with 
the Windows platform (not sure about this one, because Java has always 
been considered cross-platform, we don't support platform-specific APIs 
much) - in that case such a group would be useful.



> I am not sure about the differentiation between group and project, but
> the group concept seem to me more appropriate since windows is already
> part of the hotspot as an os subpart
> Anyone interested?
> Francis

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