Repository? -- How many lines of development?

Aleksey Shipilev shade at
Mon Nov 28 20:05:45 UTC 2016

On 11/18/2016 05:33 PM, joe darcy wrote:
> On 11/18/2016 5:50 AM, Aleksey Shipilev wrote:
> Regardless of many repos used for a line of the development, there is a larger question of how many
> lines of development to have. For JDK 10 I propose three lines of development:
> * A master forest, serving the roles master and dev play today in 9.
> With a few exceptions, in JDK 9 master was just time-delayed copy of dev so we can implement
> recording the  information about which set of sources correspond to a promoted build without using a
> whole other forest.
> Rather than using a separate line of development for client-libs work as in 9, I think this should
> be done in the same line of development as all other libs work in 10.
> * Single HotSpot forest.
> Over of the course of JDK 9, the HotSpot team went from using multiple forests for their work to
> using a single one.
> * Sandbox
> The JDK 9 sandbox ( allows collaboration and publication of
> sources of small projects outside the main line of development. This ability should continue in JDK 10.
> Comments?

(silly me, haven't sent the reply)

This looks okay to me. As long as we have a forest to push pending JDK 10 changes into.


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