CFV: Project Amber

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Wed Jan 25 16:36:44 UTC 2017

[ Sending to announce at; had previously been sent to 
discuss at, and some votes have already been registered 
there ]

I hereby propose the creation of Project Amber with myself as the Lead 
and the Compiler group as the sponsoring group.

In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines [1], this project will provide 
a venue to explore and incubate smaller, productivity-oriented Java 
language features that have been accepted as candidate JEPs under the 
OpenJDK JEP process [2], including:

  - JEP 286 (Local Variable Type Inference) [3]
  - JEP 301 (Enhanced Enums) [4]
  - JEP 302 (Lambda Leftovers) [5]

as well as future suitable JEPs that are adopted by the project.

The initial Reviewers and Committers will be:

* Brian Goetz
* John Rose
* Paul Sandoz
* Maurizio Cimadamore
* Dan Smith
* Gavin Bierman
* Vicente Romero
* Alex Buckley
* Jon Gibbons
* Joe Darcy
* Remi Forax
* Mark Reinhold

The project will host at least the following mailing list:

* amber-dev for development discussions and user feedback
* amber-spec-experts for design and specification discussions

The initial source of this project will be based on a clone of a JDK 10
repository.  Changes from the JDK 10 parent will be synced into Amber 
periodically.  Similar to Projects Lambda and Valhalla, we will follow a 
"commit first, review later" policy, as code will not flow directly from 
the Amber repositories into the JDK repositories, but instead will be 
done by a "curated merge" where select changes are extracted into new 
changesets for incorporation into JDK repositories when they are ready 
for inclusion.

Votes are due by Feb 8, 2017.

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