making j2se more portable

Dmitri Trembovetski Dmitri.Trembovetski at Sun.COM
Wed May 30 16:50:36 UTC 2007

   Yes, this had been discussed before, and the
   consensus was that it needs to be renamed.

   There was just too much going on to do the rename before
   the open sourcing, but I think it was planned for shortly
   afterwards (may be before the transition to Mercurial?).


Pieter Libin wrote:
> Dear all,
> I was looking at the j2se part of the openjdk project,
> and it looks like there is no specific port section for gnu-linux,
> only for solaris and windows.
> This works fine, since there are not so many differences between
> gnu-linux and solaris.
> However, I think renaming the solaris directory into unix would make a
> lot of sense.
> In this source code we could than refer to os-specific parts,
> fe os::linux::thread ...
> These efforts will make it much easier to port j2se to other unix systems.
> Does anyone agrees with this?
> Kind regards,
> Pieter Libin

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