Early access builds

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Mon Jun 1 01:24:49 UTC 2009

If Sun provides a place with enough disk space and write access,
I offer to make available the openjdk6 and openjdk7 binaries I have built
for linux-{i586,amd64}{,-fastdebug}.  100GB, give or take an order of
Built for Ubuntu dapper, but has a good chance of working on Red Hat


On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 14:20, Kelly O'Hair <Kelly.Ohair at sun.com> wrote:

> Mark Wielaard wrote:
>> Hi Kelly,
> [snip]
>> Sidenote (and the reason I send the original email): It certainly made
>> me pause and decide not to use the nio2 early access builds to try and
>> figure out what was wrong with the nio2 tests included in IcedTea or
>> give any feedback. Damn, I thought, if this is how it has to be, then no
>> cooperation! Luckily, Alan Bateman stands way above all this little
>> bickering, so he contacted me, we went over all the failures I saw in my
>> build, and he personally explained each and every one away. Go Alan!
> Yes, Go Alan. ;^)
> [snip]
> I understand.
>> So, I think that what we really need is rules for OpenJDK projects that
>> want to publish Early Access build artifacts. IMHO if they do, they
>> should do that in accordance to the rules that everybody needs to
>> follow, which are spelled out at http://openjdk.java.net/legal/
>> That is the only fair thing to do.
> I have no disagreement here. I think we can fix this. Probably about time
> anyway.
> And to be clear, in my opinion, any 'open' build published should be one
> built without the binary plugs, I would very much like for them to die,
> be buried, and be forgotten.
> Effectively what I'm thinking is a kind of cleanroom build of an openjdk
> forest, using Fedora 9 X86 32bit, and OpenSolaris X86 32bit to start.
> I'll create a simple self-extracting tarball installer (no rpm/deb/ips
> packages),
> and publish them in a public openjdk area.
> No testing to start, but adding testing with published results could
> be done by just about anyone.
> If I do this right, we can in theory point at any openjdk project forest
> and provide the same build service for any project.
> Granted, I think anyone in the community could probably do the same
> thing, and I'm happy to step aside for someone else to do it, whatever,
> but let's get something done here.
> Assuming I'm not fired or sent to Iraq for sticking my neck out on this,
> does this sound like a reasonable start?
> -kto

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