OpenJDK 6 and 6u10 features
mark at klomp.org
Thu Nov 6 05:00:58 PST 2008
On Wed, 2008-11-05 at 15:53 -0800, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> The historical reality is that *small* spec changes were handled in much
> the same way as bug fixes - a Sun sponsor shepherded the changes
> through the Sun-internal approval process. At the end of a release,
> all the small changes were incorporated into the umbrella JSR for the release,
> and approved en masse. So you didn't need a final JDK spec to do work;
> ratification by the JCP has typically been an after-the-fact formality.
> Today you can do the same. The hard part is finding the Sun sponsor
> to do the (non-trivial) shepherding work.
Thanks for this, I didn't know that.
Would it make sense to make this a more open and formal process for the
whole OpenJDK community? What steps are there in the shepherding work
that are tied to private Sun internal processes that cannot be done out
in the open?
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