Tagging proposal for JDK GA releases

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Wed Jan 16 13:58:04 UTC 2019

On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:57 AM 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).
I like the -ga tags ... so much ... that I'd like to see them applied
retroactively to all the repos/forests containing release source for the
past 10 years.
jdk binaries have contained mercurial changeset identifiers in the release
file, so reconstructing the history should be straightforward (if tedious).

> This should be useful for frameworks in the future to help detect GA
> availability etc.

I'm thinking ... software paleo-entomologists

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