CFV: New Project: JDK 8 Updates (jdk8u)

Joe Darcy joe.darcy at
Wed Dec 4 19:05:36 UTC 2013

Vote: yes


On 12/04/2013 09:34 AM, Seán Coffey wrote:
> I hereby propose the creation of the "JDK 8 Updates" Project with me
> as the Lead and the Build Group as the sponsoring Group.
> The goal of this Project will be to produce JDK 8 Updates on top of
> the JDK 8 Project [1].
> I've been involved as a maintainer in the JDK 7u Project [2] since
> May 2012 and have gained a good grasp of all aspects to
> managing a JDK Updates Project. I work as an engineer in the Oracle
> Java SE Sustaining team where JDK updates are a core piece of
> infrastructure for delivering bug fixes to end users.
> The Project will follow a similar process to that of the JDK 7u
> Project. The Project's repositories will initially be open for
> bug fixes and small enhancements only. Features and major changes
> for the release will be proposed and tracked via the existing JEP
> Process [3].
> 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.
> Votes are due by 23:59 UTC on Wednesday, 18th December 2013.
> Only current OpenJDK Members [4] are eligible to vote on this motion.
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> Regards,
> Sean.
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