1.9 Release Series
Dr Andrew John Hughes
ahughes at redhat.com
Wed Jul 28 09:40:55 PDT 2010
Now that the new minor releases are (almost) out of the way, I'd like
us to turn our thoughts to 1.9.
We haven't had a new release since April and 1.8 is still based on the
old HotSpot 14, which puts up behind the proprietary Oracle JDK.
I plan to branch for the release on the 5th of August (a week
tomorrow). This will allow a stable base for testing.
* ALL PATCHES FOR THE RELEASE BRANCH NEED TO BE APPROVED ON THE
MAILING LIST BY AT LEAST ONE OTHER DEVELOPER *
The release will then take place when a consensus is reached on the
branch being stable enough to do so.
* Build on SPARC: http://icedtea.classpath.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=398
Remaining patches to go in:
* Update XRender
* ipv6 issue: http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/distro-pkg-dev/2010-April/008866.html
* Deepak and I are working on a change to the plugin build so it can
be more easily replaced without rebuilding the entire JDK and want to
get this into 1.9. Expect to see further discussion on the list
The build change above will go in before the branch and no build
changes will be allowed after the branch has taken place, unless they
are necessary to prevent breakage. Further build changes must take
place on HEAD.
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