Initial forests for JDK 9

John Coomes John.Coomes at
Tue Dec 10 13:52:47 PST 2013

mark.reinhold at (mark.reinhold at wrote:
> I'd like to go forward with Joe's proposal [1], as informed by our
> discussion over the last two weeks.  My thanks to Joe for driving
> the conversation.
> To summarize, under we'll have:
>   jdk9    "Master" forest -- a time-delayed, stable version of "dev"
>   dev      Default development forest -- replaces the current "tl"
>            forest, integrates directly into the master
>   client   Client development forest (AWT, 2D, Swing) -- integrates
>            into "dev" after suitable manual testing
>   hotspot  HotSpot development forest -- integrates into "dev"

Please name the above tree "hotspot-dev" instead of "hotspot", to
avoid having a tree with the same name as a repo contained within it.
During jdk7 development we used http://.../jdk7/hotspot/hotspot; it
made conversations rather awkward and somtimes lead to confusion,
since the term "hotspot" was ambiguous.

> There will also be HotSpot group forests (hotspot-{comp,emb,gc,rt}), at
> least for now.
> We'll create these forests on Thursday as clones of the JDK 8 master
> forest, at tag jdk8-b120.
> I will, as suggested, fold active HSX and Nashorn contributors into the
> appropriate JDK 9 Project roles.
> To be specific: If you hold the Author, Committer, or Reviewer role in
> the JDK 8 Project [2], the HSX Project [3], the Nashorn Project [4], or
> some combination of these Projects, and you have contributed at least one
> changeset to JDK 8, either directly or indirectly, then in JDK 9 you will
> be granted the highest of the roles that you hold amongst those Projects.

There are a number of Contributors in hsx that are not yet Committers
or Reviewers, but that are well along the way to earning those roles.
I hope that changes already contributed to hsx will count toward
achieving Committer and Reviewer status in jdk9.


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