hg: jdk7/hotspot/hotspot: 6788797: Fork HS14 to HS15 - renumber Major and build numbers of JVM
christian.thalinger at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 06:53:23 PST 2009
On Sat, 2008-12-27 at 14:18 -0500, James Melvin wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> Hotspot productization is largely date-driven to align with other
> software deliveries or hardware launches. Thus, such milestones can't be
> public. Hotspot features are mostly on a train model... when ready, they
> get picked up and delivered in the next release, or in some cases
> 'turned on'.
> At the moment, HS15 is open for business, but is not yet fully planned.
> It's a great time to integrate features and higher risk bugfixes that
> require more extended bake time to fully stabilize. January will be a
> good time to assess the progress of various projects and determine which
> might align best with HS15. The challenge is the endgame is currently
> undefined and depends on several moving targets several months into
> 2009. Java is a pretty big ecosystem with Hotspot at the center.
> Although not definitive, I hope this helps provide some additional
> context for Hotspot releases and how things are basically managed.
> Going forward, we hope to externalize more of the process to the extent
> it's possible and there is sufficient bandwidth to manage things. This
> will help improve both transparency and participation.
Thanks for the information. This is indeed helpful.
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