Guidelines for time to stabilize in jdk9 before considering a backport to jdk8u
sean.coffey at oracle.com
Mon Jan 27 21:19:13 UTC 2014
I'm not aware of any guidelines around how much 'soak time' a patch
should get in the main feature release line before being backported. I
guess there are several factors involved.
Some being :
* Riskiness of the fix. (complexity/scope of change/impact)
* Test coverage available
* Timeline - Proximity to next GA date.
A complex fix may warrant some time (1-2+ weeks) in JDK 9 so that
nightly/QA testing and EA bundle testing can help confirm how good a fix
is. A simple fix probably warrants an immediate backport where desired.
In the case of complex fixes, sufficient soak time can help avoid
duplicate work for an engineer in JDK 9 and JDK 8u if regressions were seen.
On 27/01/14 07:11, Peter Levart wrote:
> I just wanted to ask if there are any guidelines about how much time a
> patch should be in the jdk9 forest before considering a backport to
> Regards, Peter
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