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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] Removing classlib-related tasks from VM build (was Doing the minimum to support Java 5 classfiles)
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2006 14:40:41 GMT


Mark Hindess wrote:
> On 5 July 2006 at 10:14, Salikh Zakirov <Salikh.Zakirov@Intel.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> 
> -1
> 
> Doing this will hide issues that appear when changes to classlib breaks
> drlvm.  At this stage in the project, I'd rather have such issues be as
> visible as possible.  Such breakages should be relatively easy to fix
> and any drlvm developer should be capable of rolling back classlib svn
> until things are fixed if they get impatient.
> 
> I don't see how it significantly affects reproducibility since it is
> trivial to check/record the versions of classlib and drlvm svn when an
> error occurs?

Agreed, but I think it's moot.  People can just go get and unpack the
HDK, and point at it.

geir

> 
> Regards,
>  Mark
> 
> 
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