Fwd: JDK 9 is Feature Complete -- now it's time to ramp down

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Subject: JDK 9 is Feature Complete -- now it's time to ramp down
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:28:38 -0800
From: mark.reinhold at oracle.com
To: jdk9-dev at openjdk.java.net

We achieved the Feature Extension Complete milestone [1] in late
December.  All JEPs and small enhancements granted extensions [2] have
been integrated into the JDK 9 master forest.  Thanks to everyone for
all your hard work leading up to this milestone!

We're now in the first phase of the rampdown process, in which we aim to
fix the bugs that need to be fixed and understand why we're not going to
fix some bugs that perhaps ought to be fixed.  We'll use the process that
I previously proposed [3], which is now also documented under the JDK 9
Project page [4][5].

The overall feature set is, at this point, frozen.  It's highly unlikely
that any further JEPs will be targeted to the release.

Small enhancements to new features will be considered, but the bar is
now much higher.  Please request approval for such enhancements via the
existing FC-extension process [2].  Low-risk enhancements that add small
bits of missing functionality or improve usability may be approved,
especially when justified by developer feedback.  Enhancements that add
significant new functionality will require very strong justification.
Enhancements to tests or documentation do not require advance approval.

- Mark

[1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/#Feature_Extension_Complete
[2] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/fc-extension-process
[3] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk9-dev/2016-August/004777.html
[4] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/rdp-1
[5] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/bug-deferral-process

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