How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

Blog post by BryanV on Tue, 2008-03-11 19:42

I've gotten several (at least five or six) emails from people contacting me through this website. It seems to be a common question.

I'd like to publicly apologize to any that I have not responded to personally. To those of you, I'm sorry.

So here, publicly posted, is how to get started in helping out with the OpenJDK port.

  1. Read http://openjdk.java.net/contribute/
    You'll need to sign an SCA and do what it says regarding the licensing.
  2. Subscribe to the mailing list for the Haiku Port project at OpenJDK.
    http://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo/haiku-port-dev
  3. Once you've subscribed, send an email to the list.
    Include your name, interests, skills, and ask what you could do to start right now.

There's been quite a bit of progress from Andrew this last week. He's updated MakeDeps, and he's fiddled with some code from the old beunited.org 1.4.2 port and has it running on Haiku. Great work, Andrew!

The march to bootstrapping an OpenJDK build is underway.

Comments

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

Cool, the first thing I'll run is jedit : )

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

Yahoo! games!

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

Yahoo games ? I didn't know that meme escaped beyond the bounds of the first WalterCon.

Yahoo games !

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

Me Eclipse :)

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

I'm afraid you'll have to wait for an SWT port to do that.

So I doubt it'll be the first app you run. :-)

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

Ahhh ur right of course, i forgot that "small" portion of plattform dependent libs :/

Still very cool to see progress on that!

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

Maybe not Eclipse, but you could do NetBeans (http://www.netbeans.org)

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

Any news about this project? :)

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

seems like not :(

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

We've been trying to get the haiku mercurial forest for openjdk set up for a couple of months now. I have some patches ready to help build on any platform that doesn't already have java. These are waiting for this. If I don't see some news soon I will try to get these changes into a different forest or mirror.

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

It would be nice to have something ready before March, this way students that intend to apply for GSOC or HCD, under the assumption that they will take place again, might be interested and go for it.

Re: How to Help with the OpenJDK Port

Good news! I can test it (current profession).