[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] <AWT Dev> [PATCH FOR APPROVAL]: Fix broken build on newer versions of X11 (libXext >= 1.1.0)

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Tue Nov 3 22:15:34 UTC 2009

2009/11/3 Phil Race <Phil.Race at sun.com>:
> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> My superfluous comment actually referred to the additional request for
>> an OpenJDK bugzilla entry.  I fail to see the point of this, given a
>> Sun bug ID is still needed to commit.  Most of the bugs there just
>> seem to be in danger of bitrotting, and I'd prefer to avoid adding one
>> that's just going to be closed fairly swiftly anyway.  It would be
>> nice if we could use OpenJDK bugzilla IDs for commits, and thus didn't
>> have to hassle Sun employees for Sun bug IDs.  But that still doesn't
>> seem to have been implemented.
> Ah .. yes .. well you may be right you don't need that if you
> can push it directly. I keep having to look up that part of the
> process myself. But IIIRC theory its supposed to be used to submit
> patches, not report bugs (sans patch), and you had a patch, which
> is why I suggested it.

I guess I'm as confused as you are regarding it, so I've just tended
to go with what I've found to work.

The impression I got from the announcement was that, at the moment,
it's just for posting patches that need a sponsor/mentor to get them
into the repository (i.e. the situations that lead to a 'Contributed
by' tag).
It was supposed to be being developed into something that would
replace the Sun bug ID system altogether for external contributors,
but things seem to have gone no further since the launch
(no doubt in part due to the acquisition and various other things
taking precedence).  As such, it's currently a bit pointless for those
with commit access as a Sun bug ID is still needed, regardless.
Commits were supposed to support using OpenJDK IDs, but this has never happened.

The gory details are at: http://openjdk.java.net/groups/web/bugzilla.html

Stages 2 and 3 have not come to fruition, and even the 'one-line
change' to jcheck hasn't happened.

>>>> Is the patch ok?  If so, could you please allocate it a bug ID.
>>> I overlooked that in your email. But I already asked Jennifer to allocate
>>> one.
>> Thanks.  I'll push once it's allocated.
> Jennifer says she's doing it now.
> -phil.

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