OpenJDK 7u4 End game
ahughes at redhat.com
Fri Jan 20 09:52:40 PST 2012
----- Original Message -----
> 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.
It would be good if there was more mention of how non-Oracle employees
can get involved. Comments like "SQE will report bugs to development"
isn't very helpful.
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