[8u communication] New changes for JDK 8 Update enhancement requests

Seán Coffey sean.coffey at oracle.com
Fri Nov 4 09:46:01 UTC 2016

On 04/11/2016 09:29, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 03/11/2016 13:42, Seán Coffey wrote:
>> Hearing no objections to this proposal, I'll proceed to make the 
>> suggested edits to the OpenJDK 8 Updates Project page.
>> For new enhancement requests in JDK 8 Updates, please use the new 
>> Enhancement request template from now on.
> Sean - one things with the proposed wording is that it's not clear 
> what "Enhancement" means. Is this strictly the issue type in JIRA? 
> Performance fixes are good examples where they are sometimes bugs, 
> sometimes enhancements.  It's clear the process change is to catch 
> feature changes early but not clear whether it's applicable to 
> backport requests where the issue type is a coin toss.
Good point Alan. I guess best judgement is required here. A new 
performance fix should be considered an Enhancement and marked as such 
in JBS. On the other hand, a performance fix necessary to correct a 
regression should be marked as a Bug in JBS.

We can clarify further if this proves to be an issue for the process. I 
don't expect many such enhancement requests to be logged. Most fixes 
coming into JDK 8 Updates now are mainly bug fixes.

> -Alan.

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