ari at ish.com.au
Mon Feb 25 00:19:36 UTC 2019
On 22/2/19 4:12pm, Charlie Li wrote:
> I don't think this is beyond the open source community's capabilities at
> all; quite the opposite. The real crux is individual priorities.
Right now there is no publicly visible work on porting Java 11 (the only
version worth working on at this time I think). Someone may step up when
it becomes important enough to them. Or not.
> Please refer to the following PR:
> The last comment there is exactly the point of what I had typed in an
> earlier incarnation of this email message before I had some second
> thoughts on just how rude it could come off.
Yeah, not especially helpful. Not everyone with a need for new Java has
the technical expertise to work on something as complex as porting a
JVM. I have considerable experience working in open source communities
and I know that the right confluence of people and tasks are not always
something you can predict.
I was hoping that either the FreeBSD Foundation might step up to this
problem or else some contributors might discuss efforts happening behind
closed doors. However I do think that a lack of modern Java is going to
bite into the credibility of FreeBSD as a server platform before long.
Are the sponsors behind the AdoptOpenJDK project interested in FreeBSD
as a platform? Are there conversations happening there to try and get
FreeBSD including in their test farm? Can the FreeBSD project assist by
making servers available, especially with the rumours of Travis downsizing?
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