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From Salikh Zakirov <Salikh.Zaki...@Intel.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] Removing classlib-related tasks from VM build (was Doing the minimum to support Java 5 classfiles)
Date Wed, 05 Jul 2006 06:14:07 GMT
Andrey Chernyshev wrote:

> BTW: drlvm build has a built-in machinery to get the resources from
> Internet. Do you think it may make sense to teach it to get the
> classlib binaries snapshots from the web site? I think
> remote.CLASSLIB.archive variable  in win/lnx.properties can be used
> for that purpose, we only need to specify there the binaries location
> instead of source tree url.
> 
> One of the issues here is that VM may not always work with the latest
> class libraries, hence hardcoding of the specific classlib snapshot
> URL/version in *.properties may be helpful (in the past SVN revision
> was used for that purpose).

+1

Using the fixed classlib snapshot will remove one factor
of uncertainty, and will make the DRLVM behaviour more reproducible.

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