Supported platforms

Mario Torre neugens at
Mon Apr 9 16:40:31 UTC 2018

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 6:12 PM, Simon Nash <simon at> wrote:

> Thanks for this.  I think I should clarify what I mean by a supported
> platform.  This would be a platform for which bugs affecting the ability
> to build a working OpenJDK binary for that platform would be considered
> valid by the OpenJDK community and a user-submitted patch to fix such a
> bug would be considered for integration into the OpenJDK codebase.

Being a Community project, I would say everything that is relevant for
users is relevant for the project.

Now, "everything" doesn't mean "absolutely" everything of course ;)
but within reasonable limits "almost" everything is a good bet. If you
plan in adding support for new architectures you will have better luck
with a Porting sponsored projects, if you want to fix some bugs in
some weird architecture that is already existing, or help building
with some Linux distribution not currently covered for some reason,
I'm sure that will be accepted quickly too, in all cases some
discussion would be good to have before start proposing patches.

But again, this is a case-by-case thing, so probably you can just tell
us what you are interested in contributing and see if there are
objections or other reasons not to have that code in.


Mario Torre
Associate Manager, Software Engineering
Red Hat GmbH <>
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