How to host HS14 stable? (Was: RFC: Change name of default HotSpot to 'default')

Mark Wielaard mark at
Thu Feb 19 01:23:50 PST 2009

Hi Christian,

On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 11:09 +0100, Christian Thalinger wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 10:47 +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > Yes, my plan was to branch at the commit just before the HS15 tag in
> > jdk7/jdk7/hotspot appeared. But it would be good to get confirmation
> > that is the right branch point.
> I can look that up again...  The changeset right before the fork is:
> fc6a5ae3fef5
> which bumps the HotSpot version to 14.0-b10.

Thanks. I am waiting for Joe to reveal the open hs14 repo that he wants
to base openjdk6 on first though before creating another one for now.
Unless that takes too long of course, then we can always start tracking
from that revision.

> But I was also told that 14 isn't stable yet, it's just in the
> stabilization phase.  When you really want something rock solid you
> should go with HS11.

Yes, you can even get this with icedtea configure
--with-hotspot-build=original but that needs more patches (e.g for sparc
support) and for zero/shark it is too old, so it needs too much
backporting to keep current in the long run.



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