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

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Fri Feb 20 08:42:06 PST 2009

2009/2/19 Mark Wielaard <mark at>:
> 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.

We can bump IcedTea6 to that revision now with a one-line change, then
wait for post-14 changes from a backported HotSpot tree.

>> 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.

Now we are post 1.4, the plan is to drop support for that, unless
someone is interested in maintaining it.  Anyone?

> Cheers,
> Mark

Andrew :-)

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