Initial forests for JDK 9

Stuart Marks stuart.marks at
Wed Dec 11 18:53:14 PST 2013

On 12/11/13 3:39 PM, John Coomes wrote:
> mark.reinhold at (mark.reinhold at wrote:
>> Oooh, a bikeshed!
>> Adding "-dev" suffixes everywhere is just redundant.
>> If the hotspot forests need a prefix other than "hotspot",
>> how about just "hs"?
> Avoiding hotspot/hotspot in the path is the main concern.  Whether we
> use "hs" or "hotspot-dev" or "hotspot-main" to do that doesn't matter
> much.

As long as we're, no seriously. I agree that having 
hotspot/hotspot in the path is a concern and should be avoided. By the same 
token, what should the master forest be called? Mark's original proposal said:

> To summarize, under we'll have:
>   jdk9    "Master" forest -- a time-delayed, stable version of "dev"

This puts jdk9/jdk9 in the path. Since everybody describes this as the "master" 
forest, why don't we actually call it "master"? Hence the forests under jdk9 
would be master, dev, client, and the hs hierarchy (or whatever it ends up being 


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