Project proposal: fbtoolkit

Jeff Dinkins Jeff.Dinkins at Sun.COM
Thu May 24 11:55:25 UTC 2007

>> Personally I think that the OpenJDK Community should be open to  
>> all kinds
>> of interesting experiments.  That's often, after all, the best way to
>> learn things.
> From gcc's experience, having interesting things happen in tree,  
> rather than outside it, like it was done with Kaffe, makes it  
> easier to merge them back into the main branch, if the experiements  
> turn out to be successful, afaict.
> cheers,
> dalibor topic

In GCC how do they keep track of what is experimental vs. in the main  

Also, at project approval time is it worth tagging items that are pre- 
blessed as work that will, or will most likely, go back into the main  
tree (example: JSRs, encumbered replacements)? If so who gets to set  
the tag or branch location?

Or should all new projects be treated the same and start off in an  
incubator branch?

I know, these are really questions for the Governance board to work  
out for the constitution. Is this alias a reasonable place for these  
issues to come up for the IGB to take back for discussion?



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