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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [tools] tools launching and javac
Date Fri, 26 May 2006 10:07:07 GMT
Mark Hindess wrote:
<snip>
> HARMONY-510 is causing every java invocation to exit with a glibc memory
> corruption crash.  Which causes all the IBM vme/harmony hosted bits of
> our builds to break - they "work" but ant sees the bad return code.

That's a bit extreme -- I am running the tests, using our Ant scripts,
on Windows and Linux and they are passing with build successful for me.

I'm not claiming to be bug free, but I'm not checking in useless code
either :-(

>> It's going to be the case that people will want to go off into a 
>> 'corner' and try something.  it's nice that they can do it so others can 
>>   watch, help, participate, and still it is out of the mainstream 
>> codebase until that person or people want to bring it in (or propose to 
>> bring it in).
>>
>> The merging would be their problem, just as it would be if they were 
>> just working at home or in the office on a private copy.
>>
>> The benefits seem obvious.
> 
> Sure, yes.  I missed the point.  You are absolutely right.
> 
> I thought Tim was concerned because he'd already dumped "junk" into
> svn. ;-) I was pointing out that I didn't think it was a big deal - and
> anyway it's really cool "junk" that I like to see.

I shall choose my words more carefully; my light-hearted use of 'junk'
meant to convey work-in-progress (i.e. is unfinished / has limitations).
 Of course we don't expect anyone to check in real junk code.

Tim

-- 

Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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