Review for 7153977
ahughes at redhat.com
Fri Mar 23 13:04:44 PDT 2012
----- Original Message -----
> On 3/20/12 2:16 AM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> > Is this patch in OpenJDK8? My understanding was that patches had
> > to go there first.
> It's possible for a change to go here first. It takes a bit more
> work, from my POV,
> since what is often a simple backport from 8 to 7u resulting in the
> identical change
> with often a quick approval by a maintainer then turns into a change
> that needs its own
> separate review thread for 7u (since the identical change is not in 8
> already), which
> may take a couple of days on its own and, of course, the obligatory
> maintainer approval.
Yes, using 8 makes more sense to me too, as that's what the individual groups
are focusing on.
> I'd also add that some changes can be so 7u specific, that it makes
> no sense for them
> to go into 8 first or at all.
Yes, I'm expecting to have some of those myself once 8 changes its build system...
> But in general, yeah - fixes should (and mostly do, afaict) go into 8
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