Obsolete jdk15, jdk16, linux-sun-jdk15, linux-sun-jdk16
Aryeh M. Friedman
aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 17:37:56 PDT 2008
Greg Lewis wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 04:03:55PM -0400, Robert Huff wrote:
>> Aryeh M. Friedman writes:
>>> >>> Are there any plans to update jdk ports in accordance with
>>> >>> recently updated versions (1.5.0_15, 1.6.0_05)? (since all
>>> >>> previous are already not available for download officially)
>>> >> A side note diablo also needs to be rebuilt to get rid of kse references.
>>> > Very unlikely to happen unless someone wants to fund this. You can't just
>>> > rebuild it, you've got to rebuild it and then run it through the JCK tests
>>> > again. Time is much more likely to be invested in getting a Diablo release
>>> > for 1.6 done rather than updating the 1.5 release unless someone is paid
>>> > to do it.
>>> Valid SoC project? If so I will make an application for it. (I
>>> already applied for ports 2.0 but will make this my alt)
>> As I understand things, the obstacle is not "rebuild it" but
>> "run it through the JCK tests again". The latter takes time, it
>> takes (five digits ?? of) money, and it takes one or more Official
>> People babysitting the process.
>> Diablo-1.5 happened in part because a third party thought it
>> worth their effort to fund the effort. Given a viable successor is
>> already in the field, it would seem to ake sense for them to fund
>> that ... if they fund anything at all.
> The monetary cost of doing it I was speaking of was to pay someone to do it
> (the Foundation has previously done this as contract work). If the
> Foundation were willing, a volunteer could do this. The volunteer would
> need to be ready for a significant time investment and be familiar
> with the JDK build process and code. All the current porting volunteer
> time being spent on Diablo is being spent on 1.6. The next most pressing
> project that is ongoing has to do with OpenJDK, which will heopfully make
> these binary releases obsolete to some extent. Given that, its unlikely
> that one of the current porting team is going to look at updating the
> current 1.5 binary.
> I don't know if this is a valid SoC project or not since I'm not sure what
> qualifies as one. If you have to be able to show code at the end of it
> then it isn't, since the code would be restricted.
My understanding is I just need to show a deliverable of some kind
(binary is fine). I am familiar with the JDK build process but not the
code (but do have a solid course work background in VM's and Compilor
Theory as well I have read the JVM spec as well as the class format spec
as well as 25 years experience in general coding before returning to
school). Since the deadline for appiling for SoC is tonight I will file
the application immediately (I can always revise it). Some things I
will have to guess at. I will post a copy of the application as a
reply to this thread. The way I understand it someone like Greg would
need to be my "mentor".
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