HEADS-UP: Massive directory renaming in openjfx/9-dev/rt planned for Monday, August 1

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Tue Jul 26 18:28:45 UTC 2016

TO: All developers who build openjfx/9-dev

As a heads-up, we are preparing to rename all directories under 
rt/modules this coming Monday, August 1 to address JDK-8161705 [1].

This is a step along the path to compiling with a newer, 
Jigsaw-compatible JDK as described in JDK-8161704 [2].

Dave will send out a review in the next day or so. The 12 directories 
under "rt/modules", containing a total of 22,283 files, will be renamed; 
this will be a *very* large changeset. Developers need to be aware of 
the following:

1) The repo will remain locked on Monday after our weekly sanity 
testing; the changeset for this fix will be the first thing pushed after 
integration to 9 master, and then the repo will be unlocked.

2) Any patches that you have in flight will need to be redone using the 
new file locations. We will provide a script to help with this.

3) Backports from 9-dev to 8u-dev will no longer import cleanly without 
modification due to the location changes. We will provide a script to 
help with this.

Please let Dave or me know if there are any questions.

-- Kevin

[1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8161705
[2] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8161704

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