Proposed OpenJDK IcedTea project: Needs group sponsorship

Dalibor Topic Dalibor.Topic at Sun.COM
Fri Feb 27 05:01:17 PST 2009

Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> As many of you are aware, the IcedTea project:
> has done a lot of work over the past year and a half in making OpenJDK
> available on a wide range of distributions and architectures.  At
> present, the build process for IcedTea involves the application of
> several patches (over 100 looking at a recent checkout), and it would
> clearly be better to see most of these reach the upstream project
> where possible.  The best way to do this seems to be to collect those
> changes from SCA signatories in a upstream tree, which would then
> provide an easy means of tracking which patches are headed upstream.
> I'd expect each changeset unique to the IcedTea forest to have an
> associated bug on too.

Hi Andrew,

first of all - thank you very much for this fine proposal! I believe
this was something we discussed way back in the early days of IcedTea,
so it's something I feel would be very useful for the project. In my
role as the moderator of the Porters Group, I'd like to invite the group's
participants to discuss this proposal for one more week, until March 6th. [1]

Once the discussion peters out agreeably, I'd be very happy to do the 
formal project proposal, and initiate a vote among this Group's members
to sponsor the porting Project's creation.

dalibor topic

[1] The proposal has been published one week ago, and the usual time frame
in which we let the porters community ponder the merits of a proposal is
two weeks - so one more week of potential discussion to go, though I doubt
this proposal would generate any heat. ;)

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