new convention for hsx project repository names

Staffan Larsen staffan.larsen at
Fri Sep 6 07:28:39 PDT 2013

On 6 sep 2013, at 16:16, Volker Simonis <volker.simonis at> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM, Staffan Larsen
> <staffan.larsen at> wrote:
>> What if there was a one-to-one relationship between HotSpot and the JDK? I
>> think that is the direction we are heading in.
> That would be an ideal world:)


> But we shouldn't unnecessarily complicate the process of doing it
> nevertheless if it is useful or necessary.
> And developing the HotSpot independently of the JDK with faster
> release cycles isn't a bad idea in my opinion. As we've seen in JDK7
> and especially JDK6 it is possible to deliver quite a lot of benefits
> to the user with a new VM without having to go trough the heaviweigt
> process of releasing a new JDK version.

From a customer's point of view I have always found this extremely questionable. 
The customer applies an update version of the JDK (supposedly containing 
only bug fixes), but gets a whole new version of he JVM (including many new

I hope instead that we can get the release cycle of the JDK to be fast enough
that we can deliver timely Hotspot updates within that cycle.


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