Current Status of OpenJDK 8 for mips64el

Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at
Tue Aug 21 09:15:16 UTC 2018

The current mips-port project is more or less abandoned. There is just 
Dalibor as lead, and no other registrered contributors. [1] No serious 
activitity has happend on the mailing lists for years, and there is not 
even a hg repository associated with the project.

It does seem like a good idea to revive it for bringing in your mips 
port into a more current version of OpenJDK.

I would suggest that, if Dalibor is happy with it, he should pass on the 
role as mips-port lead to you, since you are actively pursuing the mips 
port at this point.

In any case, the first thing to to is for the mips-port lead to request 
a new repository for the up to date port. The project lead needs to send 
a mail to ops at and specify the name of the repository. 
My suggestion would be "mips-port/jdk" if the intention is to track the 
current jdk/jdk master, or "mips-port/jdk11" (or jdk8, or ...) if the 
intention is to track a specific, released, version.

Once a repo is in place, I can give further guidance in how to proceed.


On 2018-07-26 18:01, Ao Qi wrote:
> Hi Dalibor,
> Ping?
> Could you suggest me what should I do for bringing the port into the
> MIPS Porting Project?
> Thanks,
> Ao Qi
> Ao Qi <aoqi at> 于2018年6月19日周二 下午4:28写道:
>>> Hi,
>>> I think that it's too late for a new a port come into JDK 8 Updates Project
>>> at this time, with less then a year to go under the current maintainers,
>>> considering how long it would take to bring the code into OpenJDK, run
>>> through the JEP process, code reviews, etc.
>>> It's probably too late for a fresh port to make it into JDK 11, as well,
>>> with less than a month to go until rampdown starts.
>> Thank you very much for your reply and suggestion. I understand that
>> it is too late for a new port to be into the main line of jdk8u and
>> jdk11.
>>> So my suggestion would be to start by bringing your port into the MIPS
>>> Porting Project, and then, once it's brought forward to JDK 11 and there is
>>> a build passing JCK for Java SE 11, to go through the JEP process for
>>> inclusion in a later version of the JDK.
>> I think your suggestion is very reasonable, helpful and acceptable. We
>> are willing to adopt your suggestion. However, I have one question
>> about your suggestion. Could you explain more about bringing our port
>> into the MIPS Porting Project? I'm not quite sure what it specifically
>> means. Is that we can put our code into OpenJDK repository (not the
>> main line) like aarh64 jdk8u[1] and the further development should
>> happened according to community requirements, such as [2][3]?
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> [3]
>>> cheers,
>>> dalibor topic

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