Maintenance Reviews of Java SE 8 and 11 Platform JSRs
martijnverburg at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 08:11:50 UTC 2018
This is welcome news. I assume when you say that Oracle will start work in
January and complete in March that Oracle engineers will be leading the
patches that go into the two update forests? That is, the work won’t be
done in separate forest(s)?
Does this impact Oracle’s current timings on transitioning leadership of 8u
And thanks to Oracle for taking the initiative on this. The groundwork for
TLS 1.3 in 8 is especially appreciated by all of us.
On Thu, 13 Dec 2018 at 22:00, Iris Clark <iris.clark at oracle.com> wrote:
> A small number of critical issues pertaining to support for external
> have been identified in the Java SE 8 and Java SE 11 Platforms. To resolve
> these issues for future JDK updates, Oracle plans to conduct Maintenance
> Reviews of the corresponding Platform JSRs (JSR 337  and JSR 384 ).
> issues are:
> - Eras in the Japanese imperial calendar are tied to the reign of the
> emperor. On 1 May 2019, a new era will be introduced with the
> of the new emperor. The specification of java.time.chrono.JapaneseEra
> should be modified to allow for future eras  and the new era symbol
> should be added to java.lang.Character. 
> - The java.lang.Character specification should permit
> implementation-specific additions to be merged from the "Currency
> Unicode Block (U+20A0 - U+20CF) to support new currencies such as
> Bitcoin. 
> - As industry-wide cryptographic standards evolve, the set of algorithms
> protocols supported by the security APIs needs to change. The Java
> Security Standard Algorithm Names specification  defines the set of
> String names referencing these standards (e.g. "SHA-256", "TLSv1.3").
> specification should explicitly allow the addition of names for
> algorithms/protocols defined in later releases. 
> The values returned by the system properties java.specification.version and
> java.vm.specification.version will be unchanged. If an application needs
> identify this release, the system property java.version may be used.
> Oracle will initiate the Maintenance Reviews in January and aim for
> in March. After the Maintenance Reviews have completed, and assuming that
> Maintenance Review Ballots succeed, Oracle will produce updated
> Specifications, RIs, and TCKs. We expect the Maintenance Releases in
> April 2019.
> : https://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk/11/spec/
> : https://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk8/spec/
> : https://jcp.org/en/procedures/jcp2#3.6.2
> : https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8212942
> : https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8211739
> : https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8215305
> : https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8215320
Cheers, Martijn (Sent from Gmail Mobile)
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