Contributing to the development of openjdk mips port

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Wed Oct 20 04:25:27 PDT 2010

On 10/19/10 2:53 AM, LIU Qi wrote:
> Hi guys,
> In the meantime, we want to merge our codes into the OpenJDK. 


that sounds great. I like that you're already in touch with Jonathan,
as I think it would be best to have one MIPS porting project on OpenJDK,
if possible, as that would make it easier for others to use it without
having to figure out which one to pick.

For contributing to OpenJDK, the authors of the port would need to 
submit an Oracle Contributor Agreement. For details, see, in particular section 0.

> The
> OpenJDK mips port leader Jonathan told me that we could use the MIPS
> porting project within OpenJDK. Do you have some advice on that?

I think that's a very good idea. It'd make it easier for others willing to
pull from that tree for their own ports, for example.

> Also,
> we want to discuss some detail information about merging. Who should I
> talk to? Could you provide a name for us? Thanks.

I'd be happy to talk about it with you & Jonathan. I would suggest putting 
the code into the mercurial forest of the MIPS port on OpenJDK, once you 
have all the OCAs in place for the port's authors, and they have appeared 
on the list at 

In general, if your goal is to get the MIPS port to a level of quality 
acceptable for merging into the mainline, it should pass the conformance
tests. For details how to apply for access for them, please see

That's the successful path Zero & Shark took to get into mainline, and 
I think that's something worth repeating.

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