Proposal to revise forest graph and integration practices for JDK 9

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Mon Dec 2 02:04:48 PST 2013

On 12/2/13 6:14 AM, Joe Darcy wrote:
>> If It Hurts, Do It More Frequently, and Bring the Pain Forward
>> "This is the most general principle on our list, and could perhaps best be described as a heuristic. But it is perhaps the most useful heuristic we know of in the context of delivering software, and it informs everything we say."

Yeah, that was something I noticed while we were spinning up 7u - anything that can fail will at some point fail, and then the things you didn't think could fail will fail eventually as well. So it's better to go through a number of failures early, while you flush out the development processes, the code-to-build pipeline, the integrations, and all the other boundary conditions between soft issues and hard issues, etc. then to be hit with them when you don't really have much time for them later in a release's cycle.

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