Initial forests for JDK 9

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Thu Dec 12 16:02:46 PST 2013

2013/12/12 7:27 -0800, jonathan.gibbons at
> On 12/12/2013 07:35 AM, mark.reinhold at wrote:
>> I think the master forest is the exception.  Everyone working on the
>> release should be aware of changes to the master, so notifications
>> for that forest should go to jdk9-dev, just as notifications for the
>> JDK 8 master went to jdk8-dev.
>   I question why most folk working on the release should be aware of 
> what is going on in the master.   Most folk working on the release will 
> be integrating up through the dev forest, so that is the forest that 
> folk should be concerned about.  If in this new world the master is just 
> going to be a time-delayed, better tested, cache of the dev forest, then 
> most folk will already be aware of the changes that have gone in.

Hmm.  Fair point.  This is a new world -- or at least we're trying to
make it so.

> Rather than sending messages to jdk9-dev, how about setting up 
> jdk9-changes as a new alias, initially populated with the contents of 
> the jdk9-dev alias, but allowing people to opt-in or opt-out of those 
> messages as they choose, rather than always sending potentially unwanted 
> messages such that they then have to go to the trouble of filtering out.

Okay.  How about we modify Iris's original proposal as follows:

  jdk9-changes        Changes to the JDK 9 master forest
  jdk9-all-changes    Changes to all JDK 9 forests (including master)

Change notifications for the master will only go to these two lists,
and specifically not to jdk9-dev.

To keep things simple, all of these lists will be opt-in.


- Mark

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