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From Mark Hindess <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [vote] Declare the signed source for r809832 as 6.0 Milestone 1
Date Wed, 02 Sep 2009 18:34:36 GMT

In message <200909021728.n82HSTED001265@d06av04.portsmouth.uk.ibm.com>,
Mark Hindess writes:
> 
> In message <4A9E6944.9080609@gmail.com>, Tim Ellison writes:
> >
> > On 01/Sep/2009 08:30, Mark Hindess wrote:
> > >
> > > There was some agreement that we should create a 6.0 milestone so I'm
> > > going to begin a vote.  If anyone feels that three days isn't enough
> > > time to complete testing then please just ask for more time.
> > > 
> > > I have created a signed source archive for this revision and made it
> > > available at:
> > > 
> > >   http://people.apache.org/~hindessm/6.0m1/
> > > 
> > > Please test these artifacts and then vote for declaring these source
> > > archives as 6.0 milestone 1, and opening up the remaining frozen
> > > code trees for general development once again.
> > >
> > > This vote will be open for at least 3 days, or until all binding
> > > votes have been cast (if earlier).
> > >
> > > If the vote is successful, binary builds from that level will be
> > > made available on the download page.
> >
> > How is this going to work if the DRLVM cannot load class files
> > compiled for 1.6 ?! See HARMONY-6317
> 
> It will load some class files compiled for 1.6.  For instance, if I
> compile classlib with hy.javac.{source,target}=1.6 then it runs eclipse.
> 
> Do you think we should hold off releasing any 6.0 milestones until the
> VM supports all 1.6 features?  If no one is planning to implement these
> we might not make any 6.0 releases for a rather long time and so the 6.0
> classlib code wont get released/exercised?
> 
> I'm fine if we decide not to make a release now but we should decide
> exactly what the "must have" features are for milestone 1.

I've just checked a SwingSet2.jar from Sun 1.6.0_16-b01 (linux/x86) and
it works for me on a build based on these source artifacts.

Regards,
 Mark.



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