Future jdk9u updates & 9-critical-request

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Thu Jan 25 17:28:34 UTC 2018

On 25/01/2018 16:46, Andrew Haley wrote
> :
> This is ridiculously hostile behaviour: to break a bunch of things
> in OpenJDK, do a release, and then immediately drop the project
> on the floor before giving anyone a chance to fix what is broken.
> Really, I would have expected better than this.
> I guess I'll have to be the project maintainer for long enough to
> commit the necessary fixes so that jdk9u works for all ports, not
> just the ones that Oracle ships.
I don't think anyone deliberately broke anything. I think it's just that 
9.0.4 was a security release so the changes couldn't bake in 

This may be something that the establishment of the vulnerabilities 
group will help with. Alternatively maybe the JDK Update maintainers 
could just approve the changes needed to get the ports aligned and leave 
it at that. If someone steps up to maintain the JDK 9 updates going 
forward then they could tag a new release that includes the changes.


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