Proposed dates for JDK 8

Mathias Axelsson mathias.axelsson at
Fri Apr 27 06:28:02 PDT 2012


I've looked at an M7 date. Based on the dates and details in my original email and the assumption of setting aside four weeks of testing for the community we should set M7 to February 22, 2013.

This would allow enough time for the community testing while still ensuring the bug reports can be filed before early April 2013 so there is time to address the bugs.

Kind regards,

On Apr 5, 2012, at 8:20 PM, mark.reinhold at wrote:

> 2012/4/4 13:43 -0700, martijnverburg at
>> One of the areas the JUGs would like to help with is to rally the prominent OSS
>> projects to test OpenJDK 8 early (try to avoid Lucene type issues). We were
>> originally thinking about a simple wiki table ticking off projects vs
>> milestones. Is this something that would be useful? If so at what Milestone
>> would you like us to really start pushing the message / running tests on?
> I think the best time to encourage widespread testing would be a
> little bit after Feature Complete (M6).  For JDK 7 we scheduled
> a post-FC "Developer Preview" milestone and encouraged people to
> download and test that.  Quite a few people did, and hopefully
> with help from the LJC and other JUGS we can get an even better
> response next time around.
> Testing even earlier is, of course, also valuable.  As we get
> further along we'll post a table of which features are expected
> to arrive (or did arrive) in which milestone, so that people
> interested in specific features can focus their effort.
> Mathias -- Let's add an M7 Developer Preview miletone to the
> JDK 8 schedule.  I'll leave it to you to pick the exact date.
> It'd also be good to have specific dates for the other points in
> time you mentioned (rampdown start, P1-P3 only, etc.), though it
> probably doesn't make sense to call those milestones.  Thanks.
> - Mark

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