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From "Nathan Beyer" <ndbe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Android source: open for business
Date Mon, 29 Dec 2008 21:12:24 GMT
Assuming this is all ASLv2 code, there shouldn't be anything that
prevents Harmony committers from patching code from Android's class
library to Harmony's class library, correct? I don't know if this
would complicate things even more or not, but it would certainly allow
for Harmony to benefit from any improvements in a more timely fashion.


On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 1:34 PM, Dan Bornstein <danfuzz@google.com> wrote:
> I can't answer the procedural questions you raise, but I can add this:
> On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 2:55 PM, Aleksey Shipilev
> <aleksey.shipilev@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I volunteer to publish the diffs between Android's classlib and
>> Harmony, but we need to clarify these legal issues first. As the
>> background: as Android uses the classlib from 2007-04-11, there some
>> technical difficulty -- the Harmony classlib was updated a lot :)
>> "Android vs. Harmony-2007-04-11":
>> (line counts): 67689 total lines to merge
> The Android core library folks have been spending a lot of time lately
> trying to bring the core library sources up to date with respect to
> the last year and a half of Harmony development. It's not clear which
> branch of the Android code you diffed against, but the latest work in
> this regard is in the recently released "cupcake" branch. We are
> working on getting it all merged back to the mainline, and we are also
> working on getting more changes into the branch from our private
> repository. (Eventually, we expect to work on this stuff completely in
> the open, but we are still in transition.)
> <http://android.git.kernel.org/?p=platform/dalvik.git;a=tree;h=refs/heads/cupcake;hb=cupcake>
> -dan

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