How to host HS14 stable? (Was: RFC: Change name of default HotSpot to 'default')

Christian Thalinger Christian.Thalinger at Sun.COM
Wed Feb 18 02:09:43 PST 2009

On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 10:47 +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> That would be good, then we are all pushing at the same code base for
> stabilization. What does "Express" stand for?

The release cycle for HotSpot has been decoupled from the JDK release
cycle and that's what Express means.

> Yes, my plan was to branch at the commit just before the HS15 tag in
> jdk7/jdk7/hotspot appeared. But it would be good to get confirmation
> that is the right branch point.

I can look that up again...  The changeset right before the fork is:


which bumps the HotSpot version to 14.0-b10.

In the HotSpot team meeting yesterday we talked about that problem and,
as Joe Darcy already stated, there will be a HS14 repository in the near

But I was also told that 14 isn't stable yet, it's just in the
stabilization phase.  When you really want something rock solid you
should go with HS11.

-- Christian

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