JDK 7 is Feature-Complete
spoole at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri Jan 28 01:38:57 PST 2011
On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 13:32 -0800, mark.reinhold at Oracle.com wrote:
> > From: Steve Poole <spoole at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:55:31 +0000
> > On Fri, 2011-01-14 at 11:37 -0800, mark.reinhold at oracle.com wrote:
> >> ...
> >> As with any large software project, there are some exceptions:
> >> - Two features are not quite finished but have been approved for
> >> post-FC integration: Update the XML Stack  and the Enhanced JMX
> >> Agent and MBeans . The late integration of these features is not
> >> expected to affect the overall schedule.
> > Mark - I can't seem to find any more information about these features.
> > Can you explain how I find out more? For instance:
> > * What versions of the XML components are going to be chosen? How is
> > that decision made and where is it documented?
> > * For the enhanced JMX Agent and Mbeans - where do I find out more about
> > the design, objectives and delivery plan?
> I've asked the teams responsible for these features to provide more
> information, which they'll send directly to this list.
Thanks Mark - look forward to seeing the info.
> More generally, I'm aware that the JDK 7 development process is not as
> transparent as many people (me included) would like. We'll do what we
> can to address that, but in the near term we have to balance the cost
> of such process changes against the goal of shipping JDK 7 this summer.
> In the longer term I fully intend to make the various JDK 8 planning
> and development activities much more transparent, from the beginning.
That's all really good news Mark - however I will still be a little
critical. There is no need to make any process changes to increase
transparency. Simply posting more about what you are doing and why
you're doing it will be of great benefit.
So please, please, do not wait a moment. Start now in simple ways.
There is no need to be polished about the presentation.
I'm going to do my bit to improve transparency and the openness of
OpenJDK by continue to ask those what,where,why and how questions :-)
Anyway - thanks again Mark. Look forward to (soon) seeing more about
your thoughts on making JDK 8 a fully open and transparent project.
> - Mark
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