OpenJDK projects promoting proprietary builds

Andrew Haley aph at
Sun May 31 15:25:02 UTC 2009

Dmitri Trembovetski wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> Hi David,
>> On May 30, 2009, at 7:05 PM, David Herron wrote:
>>> Mark,
>>> Please recall that JDK<n> != OpenJDK<n> though for values of n >= 7 the
>>> difference is very small.  The JDK7 builds have some proprietary bits in
>>> them.
>> Why?  For heaven's sake... why?
>   Because the corresponding open source parts aren't good enough yet and
> we don't have enough resources to make them on par with the proprietary
> bits although this is what we want in the long run.
>   Specific parts that I know of are color management, AA shape
> rasterizer and font rasterizer.

Understood, but that doesn't apply in all the cases that Mark is talking
about, nio2 being a good example.


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