RFR: JDK-8200083: Bump bootjdk used for JDK 11 at Oracle to JDK 10

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Fri Apr 6 17:34:10 UTC 2018



On 04/06/2018 09:57 AM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> On 2018-04-06 09:51, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
>>
>> I think the N-1 policy should be more clearly stated as "last GA".
>>
>> When we started work on JDK 11, JDK 10 had not yet shipped, and so it
>> was appropriate for JDK 11 to use JDK 9 as the boot jdk.  Now that 
>> JDK 10
>> has shipped, it becomes a candidate to be a boot JDK, and becomes
>> the most recent GA JDK version.
>>
> I like that, but don't you mean min("last GA", N-1)?
>
> /Erik
>

Yes, I guess the difference comes into play for updates, when JDK N 
might itself
be GA.

I guess you could less mathematically describe it as the "previous GA" 
policy.

-- Jon


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