Tagging proposal for JDK GA releases

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Tue Jan 15 21:23:28 UTC 2019

On Tue, 15 Jan 2019 at 18:57, Seán Coffey <sean.coffey at oracle.com> wrote:
> Note that the JDK 8u201/8u202 sources were pushed today and included the
> new jdk8uxxx-ga style mercurial tags for the first time. (Thanks Aleksei).
> This should be useful for frameworks in the future to help detect GA
> availability etc.
> regards,
> Sean.

That does make things easier in deciding what tag is the final one, especially
when we tend to get ones after GA (e.g. jdk8u192-b25, jdk8u201-b79).

Following this CPU, I do have a request for another new tag. There seems to be
no tag in the updates tree for when it is branched for the next release. A
jdk8uxxx-rdp2/jdk-xx.0.x-rdp2 would be most welcome. I noticed with 11 this
time, that I ended up having to manually apply a bunch of non-security fixes
that were in the jdk-updates tree, but there was no way to pull them in
through a defined tag. Having *-rdp2 as a base for applying CPU patches
ahead of time would be helpful and ensure our final version is closer to
what Oracle eventually push upstream.

Andrew :)

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