[7u communication] 7u80 Timeline
martinrb at google.com
Tue Dec 30 22:36:29 UTC 2014
When Oracle stopped working on openjdk6 update releases, our friends
on distro-pkg-dev volunteered to take over maintenance. Perhaps there
needs to be a staged handoff for openjdk7 as well?
On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 3:35 AM, dalibor topic <dalibor.topic at oracle.com> wrote:
> In line with prior communication  to this mailing list, JDK 7u80 is
> the last planned Oracle-led JDK 7u release to be developed within this
> OpenJDK Project. 7u80 it the last of the JDK 7 public updates , and
> is planned for April 2015.
> Users of OpenJDK builds based on this Project should therefore consider
> upgrading to OpenJDK 8, or, of course, to Oracle JDK 8, depending on their
> With the planned JDK 7u80 GA date growing closer, it's time to send out
> a proposal for the last two key remaining milestones:
> * Mid-January 2015
> - RampDown 2
> * April 2015
> - GA
> To be clear, we won’t create separate jdk7u80/jdk7u80(-dev) forests
> at RampDown 2, as this is the last release of this Project.
> The JDK 7u80 PSU  will be released alongside the April CPU and so
> at GA will contain a superset of the changes in that CPU.
> Following the 7u80 GA, the applicable changes will get bulk integrated into
> this Project, as has been the case for previous JDK 7 Update PSU releases.
> At the same time, due to the superset nature of the PSU, there shouldn't be
> many requests for approval to push into the jdk7u-dev forest in OpenJDK,
> once we reach RampDown 2 in January.
> New contributions should go to the JDK 9 and JDK 8u Projects instead.
> Note that these timelines are preliminary only and are subject to change.
> Please refer to the JDK 8 milestones definition page  for a summary of
> what each milestone consists of. If no issues are raised with this schedule,
> it will be published it on the JDK 7 Updates Project page after the
> dalibor topic
>  http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html
>  http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk8/milestones
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