Project Proposal: JDK 7 Update

Joe Darcy joe.darcy at
Sat Jun 18 18:01:56 UTC 2011

Volker Simonis wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 7:44 AM, David Holmes <David.Holmes at> wrote:
>> Volker Simonis said the following on 06/18/11 00:18:
>>> Sorry, I apologize if my mail was to rude or questioned the integrity
>>> of anybody on this list. I definitely didn't wanted to hurt anybody.
>>> I'm just not very satisfied with how the things are going with the HSX
>>> repositories compared to the HS versions in the official Oracle JDK
>>> and wanted to prevent this situation for the JDK 7 update releases. If
>>> my fears are without cause - that's just great!
>> <snip>
>>> Just have look at he HSX (HotSpot express) repositories on
>>> and compare the changesets there with the
>>> changesets which went into the HSX version in the official Oracle
>>> JDK6uXX versions
>>> (
>>> The difference that you'll notice is exactly the point of my mail.
>> I'm afraid I'm not getting your point at all, what exactly is your concern
>> with the HSX release model as it relates to the JDK6 update train? What is
>> it that you see, or don't see, in the release notes that concerns you?
> There are changes in the official 6uXX releases which don't get
> backported to the corresponding OpenJDK hsx repositories. These are
> mainly security fixes but I also recall another example which was
> related to compressed strings (see

All the relevant security fixes do get ported to OpenJDK 6.  An OpenJDK 
6 build is usually promoted shortly after one of the synchronized 
security releases of the JDK goes out.


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