Tagging proposal for JDK GA releases (JDK-8217256)

Seán Coffey sean.coffey at oracle.com
Wed Jan 16 14:42:00 UTC 2019

Looks like a good suggestion. I've logged JDK-8217256 to track this.


On 15/01/19 21:23, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,

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