CFV: New Project: JDK 8 Updates (jdk8u)

Seán Coffey sean.coffey at
Wed Dec 4 18:59:12 UTC 2013

On 04/12/2013 18:08, Omair Majid wrote:
> Hi,
> * Seán Coffey <sean.coffey at> [2013-12-04 13:01]:
>> The initial Authors/Committers/Reviewers will be anyone who holds a
>> role in the JDK 8, JDK 7u, HSX, or Nashorn Projects and has contributed
>> at least one changeset.  The most senior role across those Projects will
>> be granted in this Project.
> This isn't a vote; I am curious about what these roles mean for an
> update project.
> Specifically, since the project lead (or a delegate) reviews patches,
> what is the point of the reviewer role? From what I have seen, the patch
> being proposed for backport is already reviewed before the original
> commit to jdkN.

The project lead or maintainers are not necessarily Reviewers. In the 
JDK 7u Project, an official OpenJDK Reviewer is required on all code 
fixes. Keep in mind also that not all backports apply cleanly and 
separate code reviews have been required. There's also the case of fixes 
which were not applicable to JDK 8.

This is all documented on the JDK 7u Project page :

> Thanks,
> Omair

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