How to get notified of latest GA Release

David Holmes david.holmes at
Mon Dec 8 02:06:34 UTC 2014

On 6/12/2014 5:36 AM, Medi Montaseri wrote:
> Hi,
> We would like to stay on the heels of OpenJDK GA Releases. Such as current jdk8u20 and later jdk8u40. Is there any recommendation on how to go about it? Options that I can think of include:
> 1- A SOAP API portal would be nice, but I don't think it exists today.
> 2- How about mercurial itself? But I think I need some consistent tagging and the format of it. So far I know it looks like jdk8u20-bnn.
> 3- Parse some web page. This is least desirable. web pages are too artistic and they change every week
> 4- Email, same problem as web page, it restricts the publisher as well.
> You guys know to recap....I want to run a cron and find out if there is a new GA release, and if so proceed with fetch and build.

I don't think there is a way as the information as to which build 
becomes the GA release is not maintained within the system itself. Even 
internally the only way I know to find out the GA release build is to 
follow a "latest build" link that won't update after GA. But even then I 
have no way to know when that truly becomes the latest build.

The only thing I can think of that confirms there is a GA release is 
when the forest becomes read-only, but I'm not sure how long after GA 
that would occur.

Anyway this is not a build issue per-se so might be better raised on a 
more general OpenJDK list.


> Thanks
> Medi

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