Contributing to the development of openjdk mips port

Dr Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Thu Oct 21 05:23:31 PDT 2010

On 21 October 2010 11:54, Dalibor Topic <dalibor.topic at> wrote:
> 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.
> [1]
> cheers,
> dalibor topic
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Alternatively, you could just add it to IcedTea and leave it at that,
rather than giving Oracle rights over your code for no apparent gain.
Your choice.

If you need any help integrating your port with IcedTea, you can
contact the team on distro-pkg-dev at or log in to
#openjdk on the OFTC IRC network.
Andrew :-)

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