Seeking help back in the land of Rhino

Tal Liron tal.liron at
Mon Dec 2 21:50:19 PST 2013

Same here, I never committed on Rhino, but patched it a lot over the 
years for special use cases, and know its internals quite well. But I 
think focusing on Nashorn is the way go.

I also hope that the Nashorn-backport project will get some official 
recognition, because many of us can't switch to JVM8 so soon:

To be honest, I don't really understand why Nashorn can't be 
JVM7-compatible out of the box. My guess is that's a non-technical 
decision, just a way to promote upgrades to JVM8. ;)

On 12/03/2013 05:47 AM, Hannes Wallnoefer wrote:
> As the one who did most of the maintenance work on Rhino over the past 
> years, I still have a lot of sympathy for Rhino and would love to see 
> it moving on.
> For my part I have found I don't have the time or mental bandwidth to 
> lead that work (as I used to) or even contribute substantially. I also 
> think Nashorn has far greater promise than Rhino, and in many regards 
> is far ahead already (ECMA compliance, indy everywhere instead of slow 
> property lookup or reflection, compiling large scripts ...).
> I do have some suggestions for moving on with Rhino, however. Since 
> they're off-topic here I'll post them on the Rhino list.
> Hannes
> Am 2013-12-02 18:50, schrieb Greg Brail:
>> Nashorn committers -- it looks like you are all hard at work and 
>> producing
>> something very promising.
>> In the meantime, my group is doing a lot of work with Rhino, and from 
>> the
>> traffic on the mailing list there are quite a few others around the 
>> world
>> using it as well. Rhino needs some maintenance, and I'd like to 
>> figure out
>> a way to get that done. There are bugs to be fixed and other features 
>> to be
>> improved, and it'd be better to do it as the "Rhino community" rather 
>> than
>> as a disconnected set of forks.
>> However, all the Rhino committers seem to have gone over to Nashorn.
>> Were any of you on this list formerly Rhino committers? Would you be 
>> able
>> to give me some help figuring out how to get a new set of committers
>> appointed so that we can continue to move forward with Rhino while 
>> you guys
>> work on Nashorn?
>> Thanks, and feel free to contact me privately if this mailing list isn't
>> appropriate.

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