[8u-dev announce] Future contributions to openjfx/8u-dev

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Mon Jan 7 23:01:43 UTC 2019

I'm not sure that an 8u-dev mirror would be suitable for the javafxports 
project, but if someone wanted to set up such a mirror elsewhere they 
could do so. It might be best left to the future maintainer (if any 
suitable party steps forward) to determine whether and where to host a 
git mirror.

-- Kevin

On 12/21/2018 1:39 PM, Tom Schindl wrote:
> Hi,
> Could we get a mirror of 8u setup for github as well? I wanted to ask
> for that since some time but always forgot to do so.
> Tom
> On 21.12.18 22:32, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
>> As has been previously announced [1][2], Oracle will no longer
>> contribute to the JDK 8 Updates Project after the January 2019 quarterly
>> CPU release of JDK 8u202. Since JavaFX for JDK 8 is delivered as a part
>> of the JDK, Oracle will also no longer contribute to the OpenJFX 8u-dev
>> code line (8u-dev/rt repo) after JDK 8u202 ships.
>> This means that Oracle will be stepping down as the maintainer of the
>> openjfx/8u-dev code line after January, and will call for a new
>> maintainer. If a suitable party steps forward to maintain the OpenJFX 8
>> Updates code line after the final Oracle-led JDK 8 Update release has
>> been published, we will discuss how to best enable such a transition on
>> this Project's mailing list.
>> I wanted to send this before the holidays, although I realize it might
>> get lost in the shuffle, so I will resend it after the first of the
>> year, along with a formal call for interested parties who wish to put
>> their name forward as a maintainer for the openjfx/8u-dev release.
>> -- Kevin
>> [1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk8u-dev/2018-March/007341.html
>> [2]
>> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk8u-dev/2018-September/007923.html

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