JDK 9 is Feature Complete -- now it's time to ramp down

Mani Sarkar sadhak001 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 23:31:54 UTC 2017

Great news Mark!

On Thu, 19 Jan 2017 at 22:28 <mark.reinhold at oracle.com> wrote:

> We achieved the Feature Extension Complete milestone [1] in late
> December.  All JEPs and small enhancements granted extensions [2] have
> been integrated into the JDK 9 master forest.  Thanks to everyone for
> all your hard work leading up to this milestone!
> We're now in the first phase of the rampdown process, in which we aim to
> fix the bugs that need to be fixed and understand why we're not going to
> fix some bugs that perhaps ought to be fixed.  We'll use the process that
> I previously proposed [3], which is now also documented under the JDK 9
> Project page [4][5].
> The overall feature set is, at this point, frozen.  It's highly unlikely
> that any further JEPs will be targeted to the release.
> Small enhancements to new features will be considered, but the bar is
> now much higher.  Please request approval for such enhancements via the
> existing FC-extension process [2].  Low-risk enhancements that add small
> bits of missing functionality or improve usability may be approved,
> especially when justified by developer feedback.  Enhancements that add
> significant new functionality will require very strong justification.
> Enhancements to tests or documentation do not require advance approval.
> - Mark
> [1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/#Feature_Extension_Complete
> [2] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/fc-extension-process
> [3]
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk9-dev/2016-August/004777.html
> [4] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/rdp-1
> [5] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/bug-deferral-process
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