Future jdk9u updates & 9-critical-request

Rob McKenna rob.mckenna at oracle.com
Wed Jan 31 12:01:48 UTC 2018

On 29/01/18 18:26, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> It's also now very hard to tell what backports have been requested and
> actually committed
> due to the move from an open process on the mailing list to tagging of
> bug requests, which
> not only takes time for people to adapt to, but also seems like a
> backwards step in terms of
> community involvement.

The intention here was to streamline the process. You can tell what
backports have been requested by searching for the X-critical-request label
(and its corresponding X-critical-approved) - understanding what has been
committed (as opposed to merely approved) will require checking the
repo for a changeset. (we've added a couple of links to the project page [2]
to make this more obvious)

We're certainly not averse to resurrecting the mailing-list centric approach
if the general consensus supports it however!


[1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/issues/?jql=Project%20%3D%20JDK%20and%20labels%20in%20(9-critical-request)

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