Publishing code reviews

Mark Wielaard mark at
Sat Oct 20 21:31:10 UTC 2007


On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 16:50 +0200, Roman Kennke wrote:

> > Roman, thank you for pointing to my blog entry.  I found one thing a
> > little curious while creating that blog posting - I wasn't able to
> > find a public list of all the encumbrances.  I know that internally we
> > have a list, and probably someone is actively tracking the status of
> > the list.  On the site some of the groups have listed
> > their encumbrances.  But it's not clear whether those separate lists
> > manage to list all the encumbrances.

It would be nice to have to list public, and know whether someone inside
Sun is already working on something, where progress is posted and what
parts need more community help.

> What I do is look into the binary blob and see which packages are still
> included in the rt-closed.jar :-) That's a pretty comprehensive list of
> encumbered areas.

This is also why icedtea is so nice. You can easily find the encumbered
parts by looking in the rt/ directory, which provides alternative free
implementation classes, and the patches/ directory which contains
patches of those classes that call proprietary backends so they call the
free alternatives. There is a partial status list in the FAQ entry.



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