dc11 - 1.0


Guillaume Mazoyer
Tom Marble
Sylvestre Ledru
Day DebConf Day 5 (2011-07-30)
Room Auditorium
Start time 15:00
Duration 00:45
ID 718
Event type lecture
Language en

Jigsaw Progress in Debian

What We Did for GSoC and Our Summer Vacation

Find out the latest developments on the modularization of Java as we fit project Jigsaw to Debian Policy

Jigsaw is part of the Java upstream plan for the next release, JDK 8. Since Tom's talk at DebConf10, "The Free Java Jigsaw Puzzle", there has been a great deal of interest both in the Debian Java community and with upstream to make this factorization of the JDK work with Debian -- the distro recognized for the best dependency management system.

The Free Java devroom community at FOSDEM 2011 also followed this work with interest and we are pleased to announce that Jigsaw has been selected as one of the Google Summer of Code 2011 projects for Debian. Sylvestre and Tom are co-mentors for this student and plan to give a status report in this talk on how the packaging for Jigsaw is going, the collaboration with IcedTea the relationship with upstream

Success for Jigsaw in Debian promises to demonstrate the value of synergy between a distro and upstream for such a core part of the toolchain. We also anticipate that having a modularized JDK will lead to performance enhancements and facilitate porting to new architectures.