Draft proposal: JEP 2.0

Bob Vandette bob.vandette at oracle.com
Wed Apr 9 16:41:45 UTC 2014


I like the idea of using JIRA for the JEP process but ...

Why are you proposing to continue supporting some of the JEP content in Mercurial 
form rather than using the description field in JBS and providing a template for this area 
of the JIRA entry?  We've done this successfully for internal project tracking.

If it's for format validation, you might be able to do this as part of the workflow 
process as you change states and not have to maintain information in two places.


> From: mark.reinhold at oracle.com
> Subject: Draft proposal: JEP 2.0
> Date: April 8, 2014 at 1:54:12 PM EDT
> To: discuss at openjdk.java.net
> The JEP Process [1] has served us well as a way to document proposed
> enhancements to the JDK.  The process does not, however, say how we
> decide to target a JEP to a particular JDK Release Project, nor does
> it help track the work subsequently done on a JEP.  We also don't have
> a documented process by which we can create and maintain the overall
> schedule of a Release Project.
> To fill these gaps I've drafted an extension of the JEP Process which
> covers the planning of Release Projects, the tracking of the work done
> for their Feature JEPs, and the tracking of work done for other kinds
> of JEPs that are not associated with specific releases.  The current
> draft of the proposal is here:
>  http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mr/jep/jep-2.0.html
> The proposal suggests, among other things, that we create a new "JEP"
> issue type in the JBS JIRA system so that it's easy to see the status
> of a particular JEP as well as the overall status of an entire Release
> Project.
> This draft has been reviewed by a handful of people so far.  My thanks
> to Mathias Axelsson, Brian Beck, Iris Clark, Joe Darcy, Brian Goetz,
> Georges Saab, and Dalibor Topic for their feedback.
> If you have comments or suggestions on this draft, please send them in
> a public reply to this message by Monday, 21 April 2011.  I'd like to
> put this new process in place shortly thereafter.
> - Mark
> [1] http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/

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