Project Proposal: Mac OS X Port

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Wed Dec 1 10:10:18 UTC 2010

On 12/1/10 1:50 AM, Weijun Wang wrote:
> In fact, why start this mac-port at all? 

To quote from my mail to announce: "[...] to provide a place for the work on the port of JDK 7 to the Mac OS X platform.

In particular, this Project will serve as the initial location for the announced [1] contributions from Apple to OpenJDK on 
their way to JDK 7."

If you look at the planned contributions discussed in the referred announcement, they cover 
several different areas of the JDK. As such, it's quite natural to go through the path of a
separate Project, as we have done for other features and ports, as it decouples
ongoing work on the code from 'social engineering' around integration of contributions 
into JDK 7 & its processes.

>From my experience with getting Zero & Shark upstreamed, I think it takes a bit of 
time and effort to become familiar with the different parts of OpenJDK to get up and 
rolling smoothly - it's a given, if you look at the scope & size of the JDK. In 
case of Zero and Shark, the surface area for that was HotSpot. In case of planned 
contributions to the Mac OS X port, the surface area is a bit larger then that,
so having a separate Project for this port is even more useful then it was in case 
of Zero & Shark, in my opinion.

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