Tagging proposal for JDK GA releases (JDK-8217255)

Seán Coffey sean.coffey at oracle.com
Wed Jan 16 14:41:09 UTC 2019

Something I've been meaning to look at. I've logged JDK-8217255 to track 


On 16/01/19 13:58, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 10:57 AM Seán Coffey <sean.coffey at oracle.com 
> <mailto: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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