read-only svn and interim fixes

Phil Race Phil.Race at Sun.COM
Thu May 10 04:53:34 UTC 2007

Changes will continue to go in to our internal workspace, although the 
time affter J1 is often relatively quiet.
Every week (or so) that we create a new binary build for the web we'll  
also put out the equivalent opemjdk
source bundle. We may even continue to do that once mercurial is 
available ..  not sure we've thought
that far ahead. Anyway it could be a bit of a race (not rice :)) as  to 
whether freetype or mercurial  is  done first.


Dan Fabulich wrote:
> I'm confused about how exactly development is supposed to work on 
> OpenJDK in the period between now and when OpenJDK goes live with 
> Mercurial.
> Specifically, it seems
> 1) It's going to be a while before Mercurial is available
> 2) Sun developers are going to continue to check in changes in the 
> meantime
> 3) The OpenJDK svn server is read-only, even to Sun developers, so no 
> changes will appear there
> Are we going to get a "big bang" of trunk code once Mercurial goes live?
> I began wondering about this in the course of discussion on the 
> build-dev list about the critical bug in the Windows binary plugs that 
> makes it impossible to do the build on Windows (missing t2k.lib).  
> [Tim Bell filed bug 6555215, but it is not yet visible on]
> Phil Rice suggested that the best thing would be to just finish the 
> ongoing work to replace t2k with something like freetype.  That makes 
> some sense, but even if that work were done tomorrow, I'd have no way 
> of getting access to those fixes, which sound like they might be 
> pretty substantial.
> Will I just have to wait until Mercurial to see those fixes?  (If so, 
> won't that be potentially a lot of fixes?)  If not, how would I get 
> access to incremental changes between now and then?
> -Dan

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