making j2se more portable

Anthony Petrov Anthony.Petrov at Sun.COM
Thu May 31 07:11:05 UTC 2007

Well, if we choose this particular 'unix' name for the directory, won't 
it cause any legal/(tm) issues?

PS. Though I agree, renaming makes a lot of sense, but...

best regards,

On 05/30/2007 08:50 PM Dmitri Trembovetski wrote:
>   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?).
>   Thanks,
>     Dmitri
> 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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