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

Tom Schindl tom.schindl at bestsolution.at
Fri Jan 18 08:31:58 UTC 2019

Well maybe mirror was the wrong term - I think now that 8u-dev is force
and won't see any changes anymore. A one time dump is what we should
have somewhere on git/github.


On 18.01.19 09:27, Tom Schindl wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there any documentation how the current javafxports mirror repository
> got created?
> Some of our customer projects are going to be stuck on JavaFX-8 for the
> forseeable future and while we won't sign up for providing general
> support for JavaFX-8 it would be good to have a central place one can
> fork JavaFX-8 from.
> Having a central place would allow (at least in theory) that
> modifications and patches from different people can be merged without to
> much manual work.
> Tom
> On 08.01.19 00:01, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
>> 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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