Migrating FX patches to/from module paths

David Hill David.Hill at Oracle.com
Mon Aug 1 20:37:57 UTC 2016

Hi all,
     with the rather large change set that just landed in openjfx, there will be some developers with a need to convert existing patches for use with the new module source paths, or need to back port a patch to the old module source paths.

We have provided a set of scripts that can be used to help with this conversion.

Old style to new style (ex: module/graphics ---> module/javafx.graphics)

     bash tools/scripts/fix_patch_8_9 < old_patch > new_patch

New style to old style, likely for back porting (ex: module/javafx.graphics ---> module/graphics)

     bash tools/scripts/fix_patch_9_8 < old_patch > new_patch

    * these scripts only modify the "diff paths" and should not modify the actual contents of the file changes.
    * testing has validated the rather complex regex in the scripts, but ... triple check that the resulting patch is correct!
       Likely the new_patch will fail to apply cleanly if there is an error, but check the resulting diffs to make sure.
    * your mileage may vary.

David Hill<David.Hill at Oracle.com>
Java Embedded Development

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