[External] : AW: Resigning as PowerPC/AIX Port Project Lead
adinn at redhat.com
Thu May 13 09:32:17 UTC 2021
Hi Volker, Dalibor et al,
I'd very much like to second and amplify Dalibor's message. Integration
of the PowerPC/AIX Port into OpenJDK paved the way for subsequent
merging of the AArch64 port. The smoothness of that latter integration
is clear evidence of how good and how thorough a job Volker and his team
Many thanks for all your hard work, Volker!
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On 12/05/2021 16:03, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Hi Volker & team,
> Thank you all for your efforts on the port, and in particular to Volker
> for having stepped up as Project Lead and having contributed a lot of
> effort to make the PowerPC/AIX Port the exemplary porting Project within
> the Porters Group in terms of its documentation, JEP, and integration
> into mainline that all the subsequent ports could and did heavily
> benefit from.
> In my capacity as the Porters Group Lead, I'll be happy to appoint
> Martin as the new Project Lead, and to wish him ongoing success.
> I'll send a separate e-mail to that effect to the ppc-aix-port-dev
> mailing list, and let the Registrar know about the change.
> dalibor topic
> On 12.05.2021 16:00, Doerr, Martin wrote:
>> Hi Volker and Götz,
>> thank you for all the work you have done regarding the PowerPC/AIX Port!
>> The job was often tough, but you never gave up. It was a great
>> achievement which I’d like to emphasize again.
>> I appreciate the nomination as new lead and I’ll be glad to accept.
>> I’m looking forward to continue the collaboration with IBM/RedHat and
>> Best regards,
>> *Von: *Lindenmaier, Goetz <goetz.lindenmaier at sap.com>
>> *Datum: *Mittwoch, 12. Mai 2021 um 15:40
>> *An: *Volker Simonis <volker.simonis at gmail.com>, ppc-aix-port-dev
>> <ppc-aix-port-dev at openjdk.java.net>, porters-dev at openjdk.java.net
>> <porters-dev at openjdk.java.net>, discuss at openjdk.java.net
>> <discuss at openjdk.java.net>, Doerr, Martin <martin.doerr at sap.com>,
>> jdk-dev <jdk-dev at openjdk.java.net>, jdk-updates-dev at openjdk.java.net
>> <jdk-updates-dev at openjdk.java.net>, jdk8u-dev at openjdk.java.net
>> <jdk8u-dev at openjdk.java.net>
>> *Cc: *Dalibor Topic <dalibor.topic at oracle.com>, 'Tim Ellison'
>> <tellison at redhat.com>
>> *Betreff: *RE: Resigning as PowerPC/AIX Port Project Lead
>> Volker, many thanks for initiating and driving the ppc/aix
>> port up to now!
>> And yes, SAP proposes Martin Doerr as new lead of the
>> PowerPC/AIX Port Project .
>> In the future, SAP will concentrate on supporting
>> linuxppc64le (little endian) in jdk/jdk, jdk17 and jdk11. I.e., SAP
>> will assure best quality by continuously building and testing these
>> repositories. IBM will take the responsibility of the AIX port.
>> The linuxppc64 (big endian) port will be discontinued  as it
>> is nowadays superseded by the little endian port. SAP will also
>> terminate its testing efforts of the ppc platforms in OpenJDK 8u .
>> IBM will continue the support of linuxppc64 (le, be) in 8 and 11.
>> Naturally, SAP will always respond to issues raised against the
>> linuxppc64, linuxppc64le or aixppc64 ports in any jdk version
>> with appropriate effort.
>> Best regards,
>> Goetz and Tim
>>  http://openjdk.java.net/census#mdoerr
>>  http://openjdk.java.net/census#ppc-aix-port
>>  http://openjdk.java.net/projects/ppc-aix-port/
>>  https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/PPCAIXPort
>>  The last releases where SAP tests linuxppc64 will be 11.0.12 and 17.
>>  The last release of 8 where SAP tests linuxppc64 and aix will be
>> the July 2021 security update.
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Volker Simonis <volker.simonis at gmail.com>
>> > Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:26 PM
>> > To: ppc-aix-port-dev <ppc-aix-port-dev at openjdk.java.net>; porters-
>> > dev at openjdk.java.net; discuss at openjdk.java.net
>> > Cc: Dalibor Topic <dalibor.topic at oracle.com>; Lindenmaier, Goetz
>> > <goetz.lindenmaier at sap.com>
>> > Subject: Resigning as PowerPC/AIX Port Project Lead
>> > I hereby resign as PowerPC/AIX Port Project Lead.
>> > The PowerPC/AIX Port  was proposed almost exactly 9 years ago .
>> > It was the first externally contributed, full OpenJDK port and paved
>> > the way for subsequent porting projects like aarch64 and s390. It was
>> > also the beginning of a fruitful cooperation between SAP, IBM and
>> > Oracle who have all contributed to the success of this project.
>> > While PowerPC and especially AIX can still be seen as "niche"
>> > platforms, the presence of the PowerPC/AIX Port in the OpenJDK main
>> > line has helped to considerably improve and streamline the whole code
>> > base. I hope this mutually beneficial collaboration will continue in
>> > the future and would like to propose Martin Doerr (mdoerr ) as new
>> > Project Lead.
>> > Martin is a true PowerPC/Itanium expert and a real memory model
>> > wizard. He's a long term member of the SAP JVM team, an OpenJDK
>> > Reviewer and a member of the OpenJDK HotSpot and Members Groups .
>> > In the end, and according to the OpenJDK Bylaws, the Lead of the
>> > sponsoring group (Dalibor Topic from the Porters Group) needs to
>> > assign a new Project Lead . I for myself can't think of any better
>> > candidate and warmly recommend Martin for this position.
>> > Thank you and best regards,
>> > Volker
>> >  https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/PPCAIXPort
>> >  http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/announce/2012-
>> > May/000125.html
>> >  http://openjdk.java.net/census#mdoerr
>> >  http://openjdk.java.net/bylaws#project-lead
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