jdk9 update branch?
Joseph D. Darcy
joe.darcy at oracle.com
Thu Jun 29 22:04:12 UTC 2017
On 6/25/2017 11:23 PM, Langer, Christoph wrote:
> as the JDK9 forest is virtually closed now due to the upcoming release, I'm wondering when a JDK9 update branch will be opened.
> Imagine there's a bug which applies to all releases, e.g. from 10 down to 8. Then I would first fix it in 10 and after that request a downport to lower releases. For 8 that would probably work but for 9 it is to my knowledge not possible at the moment. So I trigger the downport to 8 and then step away. And eventually it's very likely that I forget to do the downport to 9 at the time there will be an update branch. So, when will an update branch be opened? Or what else can I do to not forget my potential fixes for JDK9 update releases, e.g. label my bug for some automatic integration?
As a general comment, previously it has been JDK policy to first put a
fix in the latest development release to let it
soak/bake/ferment/some-other-food-related-process before backporting to
earlier release families.
With the successful policy of forward ported changes between JDK 9 and
JDK 10 - over 1,500 fixes were hg-synced over - I think we should
consider using a similar policy in other circumstances too.
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