Future jdk9u updates & 9-critical-request

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Wed Jan 31 14:44:59 UTC 2018

On 29.01.2018 19:26, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> If Oracle want to leave
> future maintainers
> with a "clean slate", there needs to be a concluding feature release
> i.e. something we
> can openly contribute to, as we did under 7 and 8. 

The role that feature releases used to play in the update release series 
now falls squarely onto the shoulders of the major releases. Update 
releases are strictly limited to fixes of security issues, regressions, 
and bugs in newer features.

I don't think that the clean slate is as important in this Project as it 
was for 7, when several dozens of patches could accumulate for many 
months in the open forest before a final release.

In the case of the updates in this Project, I think one can expect at 
most a handful or two of additional changes to be requested and approved 
in the two months between the last release and the next major release.

Given that the requests and approvals and commits [0] can all be easily 
tracked, they shouldn't come as a huge surprise to a potential future 

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