Early access builds

Jonathan Gibbons Jonathan.Gibbons at Sun.COM
Mon Jun 1 01:38:24 UTC 2009

The cr.openjdk.java.net space is good, but it is user-oriented (file  
space is addressed by username), and the overall name implies it is  
for code reviews (only?).

It would be good if Sun would provide more project-oriented file  
space, such that each project gets an amount of filespace, for any/all  
project related info -- which could include code reviews, builds, test- 
reports, and so on.

-- Jon

On May 31, 2009, at 6:24 PM, Martin Buchholz wrote:

> 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
> magnitude.
> Built for Ubuntu dapper, but has a good chance of working on Red Hat
> systems.
> Martin
> 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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