jdk9/hs is CLOSED

Christian Tornqvist christian.tornqvist at oracle.com
Thu May 12 14:06:34 UTC 2016

Hi Andrew, 

FC means that no RFE/Features can be pushed without approval from the JDK 9
Release Team. The updated schedule was published to the OpenJDK community in
December last year by Mark Reinhold.


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Andrew Haley
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Subject: Re: jdk9/hs is CLOSED

On 12/05/16 10:54, Jesper Wilhelmsson wrote:
> Please note that FC only concerns enhancements and new features. 
> jdk9/hs will open again once we have a clean snapshot to push and then 
> we can push bug fixes all the way up to ZBB (currently planned to late 
> October) modulo low priority
> (p4-p5) bugs that can not go in after RDP1 (early September).
> Sorry for the long answer, but I hope it answered your question.

Thank you.  It was very helpful.  It gives people outside Oracle a far
better idea of what all this stuff means.

Of course, any project has a schedule and I totally respect the right of the
project leads to make such decisions.  However, I have to make my (tedious,
sorry) statement that this is a community project, and that important
decisions which affect the whole community have to be discussed or at least
explained.  I have a responsibility as a member of the Governing Board who
represents the wider OpenJDK community to keep reminding people of this.

>From a more personal point of view, the AArch64 project is working on
integrating intrinsics which are our versions of code in other ports,
particularly x86.  I don't know if simply adding these intrinsics to ports
counts as a "new feature".  In my opinion it does not.


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