Contributing to the development of openjdk mips port

Dalibor Topic dalibor.topic at
Thu Oct 21 03:54:42 PDT 2010

On 10/21/10 9:00 AM, LIU Qi wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 09:28:23AM +0200, Mark Wielaard wrote:
>  > On Wed, 2010-10-20 at 10:47 +0800, LIU Qi wrote:
>  > > Can we use the hgweb service in the OpenJDK site? The other ports have
>  > > their own hg tree, such as zero and so on.
>  > 
>  > And if you cannot currently because any legal/political issues that need
>  > to be resolved first and/or setting up a separate tree somewhere is a
>  > problem, we would be happy to host it at
>  > where the zero and shark ports also originated. The setup is already
>  > done, so it would just be adding another repository and/or forest.
> Thank you so much for your offering. Our MIPS port is based on OpenJDK.
> We are working on porting them to the icedtea. And we are glad if you
> could provide the repository resource to us. Could you provide me some
> more detailed information about accounts and so on, please? Thanks.

One thing to keep in mind is that you need to make sure once you
decide to contribute the port to OpenJDK is to have the OCA for 
the authors of the code you want to contribute to OpenJDK - 
if that code contains changes made in Icedtea by other authors 
who have not signed the OCA, we won't be able to accept those 
changes in OpenJDK without their authors signing the OCA first.

Shark & Zero have gone the same route, originating in Icedtea,
going through a project in OpenJDK, and then getting pushed
upstream into mainline eventually, so it's something you 
need to make sure you keep track of as you work on your port.

For example, the Icedtea team keeps a list of patches intended 
for OpenJDK [1] that have not gone into OpenJDK yet and the 
OCA status of their authors, and I'd suggest you do the same 
for your port, as that will make it easier for you later to 
figure out if there are changes made by others that haven't 
got the necessary paperwork in place.


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