RFC: JEP JDK-8208089: Implement C++14 Language Features

Kim Barrett kim.barrett at oracle.com
Mon Oct 15 23:25:47 UTC 2018

> On Oct 15, 2018, at 7:51 AM, Aleksei Voitylov <aleksei.voitylov at bell-sw.com> wrote:
> Kim,
> If you were suggesting to just proceed with the change without giving a sufficient lead time for the ports that were willing to upgrade to do so, that sounds very alarming.

What is "sufficient lead time"?  I'm not proposing an answer, just
suggesting that 3 months (approx time between JEP publication and JDK
12 fork) might be sufficient, and a worthy goal.  That's a decision
that ought to be made as part of the Targeting discussion for this
JEP.  Right now, it's not even a Candidate, since there's still work
to be done.

> Meanwhile, our testing has finished and I'm now confident we will be able to switch ARM port over to 7.x in 12 time frame. There are several issues that we still need to diagnose, but this does not look like a blocker.

That's good news, though pretty much what I expected.

I'm more worried about Solaris.  Having a goal of JDK 12 may help move
things along.

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