[7u communication] Changes to JDK 7u10 plans

Dalibor Topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Thu Oct 11 10:12:14 PDT 2012

On 10/9/12 4:30 PM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> In the event that there are changesets in both the proprietary u10 and jdk7u-dev, why is there no
> 7u10 branch of 7u?

We don't have a forest for each Oracle JDK release, only for OpenJDK 7u releases 
that are developed in this Project.

> That doesn't answer the question which is why said "public forest" has to
> be 7u HEAD and can't be a specific branch of 7u.

As prominently stated on our web page, "The goal of this Project is to 
develop updates to JDK 7." Note that it doesn't say 'develop security updates'.
> I'm not talking about users so much as having a source release that distros
> can take and build, just like about every other FOSS project.

See http://jdk7.java.net/source.html for that.
> This only lists u6.  There is nothing at all for e.g. u5.

That is correct. There was no 7u5 release being developed within this Project, so
accordingly no separate source code bundle was published for it.

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