What does the nicetohave label in JIRA mean?

Philip Race philip.race at oracle.com
Tue Sep 13 15:23:27 UTC 2016

This one is still targeted to 9, and so far as I can tell that has 
always been the case.
The "release team" for the whole JDK 9 release have allowed that bugs 
that existed
in 8 GA may be deferred out of 9 if there is not time to fix them.
The logic behind that is (I think) that it is not a regression that 
stops you moving
from 8 to 9 if it already existed since 8 GA.
This one is more subtle than that .. it did not start to manifest until 
of MacOS later than any available when 8 GA shipped.

Regardless of labels it is clear that this is one that needs to be 


On 9/13/16, 8:10 AM, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
> We're using that label to track JavaFX, AWT, Java2D, and Swing bugs 
> that have been moved out of JDK 9, but which we would still like to 
> fix if time permits.
> -- Kevin
> Scott Palmer wrote:
>> I just noticed it was applied to a bug I am watching, JDK-8089573 
>> (JavaFX
>> printing does not work on Mac)
>> The issue seems to be more critical to me than what the words 
>> "nicetohave"
>> would imply, but perhaps it simply means that it has been deferred?
>> Scott

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