[8u communication] Setting up the JDK 8 Updates Project

Seán Coffey sean.coffey at oracle.com
Fri Dec 20 18:40:51 UTC 2013

As per my recent email [1], the JDK 8 Updates project has been approved.

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I wanted to give an update on next steps around setting up the Project.

* Work is already underway in getting the census updated to include the
the JDK 8 Updates Project.
Just to remind people, the initial Authors/Committers/Reviewers will be
anyone who holds a role in the JDK 8, JDK 7u, HSX, or Nashorn Projects
and has contributed or reviewed at least one changeset in those Projects.
The most senior role across those Projects will be granted in this Project.

* An 8u Project page [2] is being set up and should become available soon.
As per Project proposal, I suggest we follow a process close to the JDK 7
Updates one to start out with. We can discuss and propose changes if
necessary as the Project ramps up.

* Iris is going to help with creation of the jdk8u forests.
For now, I suggest we go with this structure :

jdk8u/jdk8u - Master
  - jdk8u/jdk8u-dev - Corelibs/Client/Other integrations
  - jdk8u/hs-dev - Hotspot integrations

I suggest that we tag the new forests with a 'jdk8u-b00' tag to help 
the clone from the JDK 8 forest. jdk8-b121 is the latest promoted build
for JDK 8. I suggest we clone from that snapshot. Regular syncs with JDK 8
will have to occur until JDK 8 is released.

* The JDK 7 Updates maintainers [3] will also become the maintainers for
this Project. With a team of maintainers, I don't believe we need a
Technical Lead role for this Project.


[2] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk8u/
[3] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk7u/

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