Bake time in JDK8 before 7u ?
edvard.wendelin at oracle.com
Mon Sep 5 12:55:29 PDT 2011
While it would certainly be nice to let the fixes get some bake time
in JDK 8 before going into 7 updates, I think there are a few other
factors that are also important. If developers are allowed to submit
the fix to both forests at the same time, it lets them work the bug in
one go, instead of having to context switch after 2 (or so) weeks and
pick up the left overs. When I deal with forward/back-ports I prefer
to take care of it ASAP and then move on to the next thing on my list.
Secondly I think its good to get the fixes integrated sooner rather
than later in the project, so that the fix goes through as many QA
cycles as possible. I also think we can afford to be more liberal in
this phase of the project. Once we enter phase 2 and create the
stabilisation forests, the process for integrating fixes will be
On 3 sep 2011, at 10.58, David Holmes wrote:
> Most fixes to 7u must go to 8 first. I assume at least part of the
> reason for this is to have fixes "bake" in 8 before coming down into
> 7u. But I'm seeing a lot of pushes to 8 followed (sometimes within
> minutes) by requests to push to 7u. I know there are various
> schedules to adhere to but it seems to me that the requirement to
> push to 8 before 7u is not serving any purpose in these cases.
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