Initial JDK 11 RFR of JDK-8173382: Add -source 11 and -target 11 to javac - Java Bug System & JDK-8193291: Add SourceVersion.RELEASE_11

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at
Wed Dec 13 16:44:33 UTC 2017

> On 12 Dec 2017, at 20:56, David Holmes <david.holmes at> wrote:
> Anyway, none of the proposed changes have any impact on hotspot AFAICT. It is only when the actual version is updated to 11 that hotspot, and other entities will have to be updated. I'm still unclear if someone is actually driving the entire "update to version 11" process? Is there an umbrella issue for it?

No yet, i was hoping we could consolidate as much as possible under one issue thereby minimising coordination/process i.e. combine the release and class file versions under one patch. Then stand back and see what is missing e.g. ctsym stuff etc.

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