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From "Weldon Washburn" <weldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: M4?
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2007 02:13:19 GMT
On 10/17/07, Rana Dasgupta <rdasgupt@gmail.com> wrote:
> Before deciding on a duration, or posting plans on the Wiki, it may be
> worthwhile to list some of the items that we want to do before the
> next rollout...The duration would possibly fall out of that? With some
> of these, we could either stretch the duration to whatever is adequate
> if we want the feature, or branch the tree if we need to some time
> before release. Here are some DRLVM features that would be good to
> finish.
> 1. Improve 64 bit support ( eg., supporting heapsizes upto native
> limit instead of compressed heaps only ), and enabling better
> performance and code generation for compressed heaps. This is a
> largish item.
> 2. Cocurrent GC. Xiao Feng could add some estimate of dev work, but
> it's not small.
> 3. The threading changes that Weldon and Pavel Rebiry have been doing.
> Another biggish item.

I am neutral on M4 date.  Of course we will try to get Thread State
Transition code committed before M4 code freeze.  If it does not
happen, I am happy to wait until M5.

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