[8u-communication] JDK 8u60 released today! (and 8u72 timeline)
gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Wed Aug 26 16:31:45 UTC 2015
----- Original Message -----
> Hi Andrew,
> As per Sean's earlier mail on release plans for 8
> we're using a similar approach for future JDK 8 Updates releases as was
> used for 7u76 and 7u72, with new releases accompanying corresponding CPU
> releases, as those releases did for 7u75 and 7u71.
Yes, I've seen this. It doesn't explain why the 8u66 page  says
'Fork for the stabilization forests' if you don't plan to do so.
Is this a mistake?
> Just like the final phase of the JDK 7 Updates Project, that means there
> are no separate forests in our Mercurial repositories for those few
> remaining releases.
But 8 is hardly in final stages. It's currently the only supported OpenJDK
release; there is nothing after it yet. If a bug needs to be fixed, it has
to go in 8 as a minimum in order to get to end-users.
If OpenJDK 8 is being supported until at least September 2017 ,
then there will be at least 16 releases (8 CPUs with two releases per CPU).
I don't think that meets anyone's definition of 'a few'.
> Some folks may be wondering how they get fixes pushed into 8u66 so just
> to reiterate, all you have to do is follow the critical approval process
>  and the maintainers will take care of the rest!
This document still refers to a 'dedicated (stabilization) jdk8u$N forest'.
But you've said this won't be created going forward?
It seems that some of this documentation needs updating.
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