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

Aleksei Voitylov aleksei.voitylov at bell-sw.com
Wed Oct 17 20:50:30 UTC 2018

On 16/10/2018 02:25, Kim Barrett wrote:
>> 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.
I'm fine with that, and you probably can assume to document this goal in 
the JEP if noone speaks up.
>> 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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