Approval request for JAXP update in JDK7 M5
joe.wang at sun.com
Mon Nov 2 09:44:32 PST 2009
Mark Reinhold wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:49:17 -0700
>> From: tim.bell at sun.com
>> This request is for the following changeset to be included in M5:
>> The update is to use a newer jaxp source bundle from upstream:
>> As Joe Wang mentions (see above), these changes are already in JDK6u18.
>> That should make the risk level low.
> In theory, perhaps, but there are at least two significant differences
> here. One is that the process of integrating JAXP into JDK 7 is now
> quite different from that of Sun's proprietary 6uX releases (and that's
> a good thing). The other is that we (i.e., Sun) do not currently have
> the QA resources needed to test such a change to the extent required
> to ensure (with high probability) that everything will be working as
> expected in M5.
> At this very late stage in M5 I'm willing to take on a certain amount
> of risk for brand-new features, but not for existing functionality upon
> which many other parts of the platform depend.
I wrote to Tim in a separate email and suggested that it would be
helpful to do a PIT testing no matter which milestone we go into. Sorry
I didn't Cc you and the alias. The QA team had agreed to help us perform
PIT testing for JDK integration including 6 and 7. They've already done
it a couple times for JDK6.
Please send the link to a JPRT build when you have it. Thanks.
>> If we do nothing, this change is already in the TL forest, which means
>> by default it would go into M6 (probably b77).
> Yes. That does seem a more appropriate target.
> - Mark
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