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From "Uwe Schindler" <uschind...@apache.org>
Subject RE: JDK-8 developer preview for our Jenkins?
Date Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:23:43 GMT

Cool! Oracle asked yesterday if they should ask other ASF projects, too, and they did :-)

At the moment we are doing the Lucene/Solr tests in close cooperation with Oracle (we had
some phone conferences the last weeks about this). Unfortunately we cannot run this on the
ASF Jenkins machine at the moment, because we use some custom groovy scripts inside Jenkins
to randomly choose a different JVM + full dynamic configuration (like garbage collector, bitness,
compressed oops, client/server VM, it’s a large number of combinations possible). By this
we already found tons of bugs in Java 8, but also the reason for the stability problems in
Java 7u40 and u45, so Oracle is happy to work together with the Lucene project.

The Jenkins server running all these tests is available at: http://jenkins.thetaphi.de
Here is the talk about this setup: http://berlinbuzzwords.de/sites/berlinbuzzwords.de/files/slides/Schindler-BugsBugsBugs.pdf
This machine is running Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) with 2 VirtualBOX VMs running Windows 7 and MacOSX
10.8 (natively, non-patched/cracked, non-hackintosh EFI64 setup)

Unfortunately, without support for this special configuration through ASF and/or additional
hardware, I cannot provide this service to other projects.


Uwe Schindler
Apache Lucene PMC Chair / Committer
Bremen, Germany

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Struberg [mailto:struberg@yahoo.de]
> Sent: Monday, November 11, 2013 6:13 PM
> To: builds@apache.org
> Subject: Re: JDK-8 developer preview for our Jenkins?
> This is a chicken and egg problem.
> Dalibor Topic (one of the openjdk leads) asked me if we could do some
> testing with Java8 so they have better feedback about the maturity.
> He (and me as well) like to prevent such disasters like it happened with the
> last java7 upgrade where a few core projects like lucene didn't work
> anymore.
> What is the problem with installing openjdk-8-preview as JDK on at least our
> ubuntu boxes?
> It should of course clearly get marked as 'preview'. But I think it would also be
> of great help for a few ASF projects to detect any limitations and problems
> very early.
> If we don't detect them yet, then we probably have to deal with them in
> production later.
> LieGrue,
> strub
> >________________________________
> > From: Jake Farrell <jfarrell@apache.org>
> >To: "builds@apache.org" <builds@apache.org>; Mark Struberg
> <struberg@yahoo.de>
> >Sent: Monday, 11 November 2013, 18:01
> >Subject: Re: JDK-8 developer preview for our Jenkins?
> >
> >
> >
> >For openjdk we currently only have in use the default packages provided
> from ubuntu, I would prefer not to install preview versions on the slaves if
> possible. Is there an immediate need for this or can it wait till openjdk-8 is
> GA?
> >
> >
> >-Jake
> >
> >
> >
> >On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 10:44 AM, Mark Struberg <struberg@yahoo.de>
> wrote:
> >
> >Hi folks!
> >>
> >>I'm interested in testing many of my projects with the JDK-8 developer
> preview.
> >>Is there an easy way to install openjdk8 on any of the jenkins boxes?
> >>
> >>txs and LieGrue,
> >>strub
> >
> >
> >

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