OpenJDK 7u4 End game
edvard.wendelin at oracle.com
Tue Feb 14 13:27:55 PST 2012
By now the feature work for 7u4 is basically done and the Mac OS X port is in the master forest. We're now looking at a period where the main focus is around bug fixing. A good way to help out is by testing the latest early access builds, available on the jdk7.java.net site . As always, you can also build the source yourself, if you so prefer!
On February 24th, we plan to create the jdk7u4 stabilisation forest. It will be a copy of the jdk7u master. Any fixes targeted for jdk7u4 needs to go into jdk7u4-dev after this point.The code freeze for Lana's last integration before the 24th is Feb 15th 2 pm PT.
For fixes you want to include in jdk7u4 after Feb 23rd, you will need what's called critical fix approval. What that basically means is that quality, development and release management says OK to a particular fix. For those of you who can't edit bugs in the current bug database, please reach out to me and I'll help with the approval process. The details I need are:
* CR number you are working on
* a motivation why this fix is important for JDK 7u4
* what potential risks the fix could introduce
I'll add a template to the project page where I add this information.
If you are working on a fix that is not critical for 7u4, please continue using jdk7u-dev. As we move off jdk7u for 7u4, there will be 7u6 builds from jdk7u starting sometime end of February/early March.
On Jan 19, 2012, at 10:56 PM, Edvard Wendelin wrote:
> We are now at a point in the 7u4 project where we have a reasonably good understanding on what the end game will look like. I'd therefore like to outline the activities in the coming months. I would also like to remind you that these plans could and probably will change before the release is out the door.
> We expect that feature development will be completed by the end of January. After that the focus will turn to bug fixing. During this period of time, SQE will report bugs to development. We expect that the vast majority of bugs have been reported by early March. During the remainder of the month we will work on the bugs still targeted to the release. By the end of March there shouldn't be any bugs targeted to 7u4. We will continuously go through the open bugs and focus our efforts on the most important ones. Some bugs will end up being deferred to JDK 7u6.
> Sometime in February, JDK 7u4 will move to a new forest called jdk7u/jdk7u4. This is where we will stabilize the release and all subsequent builds of 7u4 will be built from this forrest. This means that jdk7u/jdk7u-dev remains open for changes. Anything integrated after we create jdk7u/jdk7u4 will be included in JDK 7u6.
> By the time we are through feature complete and have a better idea on the amount of bugs open against 7u4, I will update you on what the last month will look like.
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