OpenJDK Governing Board Minutes: 2015/01/15
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Mon Feb 2 10:01:05 UTC 2015
This was discussed at the governing board session at FOSDEM. Everyone was
in agreement that the CCC is a good thing for OpenJDK and that its been run
very well by Joe Darcy et al. Oracle made it clear that they have wanted
to open this up for some time and it will get worked on!
Obviously no ETA yet as it's going to be one of these "externalising
internal infrastructure" situations which I think everyone can appreciate
takes time in any large organisation. I also imagine that getting the
vulnerability group up and running will take priority first.
I suspect Doug and others will be gently nudging this topic so it's not
In the mean time the adoption group will make a couple of web page / doc
suggestions so contributors are aware of CCC and how to get in touch with
the right people.
On Monday, 2 February 2015, David Holmes <david.holmes at oracle.com> wrote:
> On 31/01/2015 12:21 AM, Doug Lea wrote:
>> On 01/30/2015 04:36 AM, Volker Simonis wrote:
>>> can sombody please explain what's the meaning of "CCC" in the context
>>> of section "6.
>> CCC is a committee/process for approving any change in JDK classes
>> that has a risk of impacting compatibility;
> Not just JDK classes but any exported interface, such as VM flags,
> launcher flags, plus specifications like JVM TI, JNI etc. Almost anything**
> that affects a "specification" has to go through this process to ensure
> that not only has compatibility been considered but also that the platform
> rules regarding compatibility (binary, source etc) have been adhered to.
> ** Some specifications are updated by maintenance releases of their
> respective JSRs.
> for example, adding
>> a method to a class. This is one of the few remaining Oracle-only
>> processes, that have not yet been integrated into OpenJDK.
>> No one objects to the notion of imposing an extra safeguard step
>> for potential compatibility issues, but there are no OpenJDK rules
>> specifying committee composition, rules for when approval is needed,
>> and so on. In the mean time, Oracle engineers catch possible
>> cases where it applies and somehow do something about it.
>>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 4:27 AM, Iris Clark <iris.clark at oracle.com>
>>>> The minutes of the OpenJDK Governing Board's meeting on 15 January
>>>> 2015 are now available:
>>>> http://openjdk.java.net/groups/gb/minutes/2015-01-15 .
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