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From Gregory Shimansky <gshiman...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [classlib][jdwp] Use java 6 branch JDWP in java 5 builds?
Date Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:26:41 GMT
Oliver Deakin said the following on 29.07.2009 15:20:
> Hi all,
> After determining the cause of HARMONY-6246 [1] I discovered that it has 
> already been fixed in the Java 6 branch, where I recently applied the 
> contribution in HARMONY-6187 [2]. This got me thinking - there have been 
> a number of bug fixes, performance improvements and portability changes 
> made which were applied in that contribution and it is likely we will 
> hit some of the same issues again in the Java 5 branch which have 
> already been fixed in Java 6.
> Is it possible for us just to use the updated Java 6 branch JDWP in our 
> Java 5 builds as well? Not only would we benefit from the code 
> improvements made there, we would have one unified code base for JDWP 
> (and possibly the whole of jdktools?).
> Any comments on this idea?

If JDWP agent with Java6 update doesn't demand that VM support new 
features of JVMTI (that is it can work with Java5 VM), I think it is a 
good idea. Backporting all of the bugfixes may be quite difficult since 
it is necessary to separate pure bugfixes from Java6 enhancements in [2].

> [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-6246
> [2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-6187


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