Builds and webrevs

Aleksey Shipilev shade at
Thu Nov 1 12:12:05 UTC 2018

On 11/01/2018 01:06 PM, David Holmes wrote:
> On 1/11/2018 8:31 PM, Aleksey Shipilev wrote:
>> I was wondering which branches make sense to build and webrev from valhalla/valhalla repo?
> Depends what you want to look at :)

Okay, let me rephrase: what branches _you_ think would be helpful to build and webrev, to aid the
ongoing development?

In Shenandoah project, we eventually figured that having the automatically-generated webrevs against
upstream is a very convenient tool for debugging (figuring what exactly was changed), review
(sometimes, accidental changes leak in, and cause head-scratchy bugs), and merges (because you can
tell if the change is coming from your code). Additionally, it usually helps newcomers with the
high-level overview what was changed.

>> The "lworld" and "lw1" seem to be very far behind current jdk/jdk. Is this deliberate? If so, what
>> would be the repository/revision to diff them against? If not so, are there plans to get them up to
>> speed?
> Not my area but these were "stabilising" for Oracle Code one. Now that's past the current branches
> will likely be updated.

Looking forward to that! I think webrevs now catch the entire diff between jdk11 and jdk now, making
them much less useful.


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