Release date update?

Mario Torre neugens at
Tue Dec 11 12:55:04 UTC 2018

On Tue, 2018-12-11 at 12:09 +0100, Marcus Hirt wrote:
> Hi all,
> In a release team meeting today it was asked if we could consider
> releasing
> JMC 7 around the JDK 12 release instead (and support both JDK 11 and
> 12). The 
> motivation is that the releases would be shortly after one another,
> and that 
> the act of releasing takes an effort. I don't see a big problem with
> this - we
> get some additional time to get 12 support right (one release less to
> worry 
> about), we get a little bit more time to fix bugs, and we may even
> have time
> to bring some safe and low hanging fruit back from 7.1.0.
> I would suggest sticking with JDK 11 (LTS) as the JDK to embed. We
> may want to
> consider taking a look at Eclipse 2018-12, since we know it contains
> fixes we
> want.
> Please let me know what do you think.
> Kind regards,
> Marcus

It sounds like a good idea. We could even skip 7.0 and release 7.1
directly to keep synch with the original plan of having 7.0 -> 11, 7.1
-> 12 etc..

It doesn't really matter that much however, so if you already have most
of the targets in JIRA divided for 7.0 and 7.1 etc... makes sense to
keep things as they are and just move the release a bit forward.


Mario Torre
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