Accelerating the JDK release cadence

John Rose john.r.rose at
Thu Sep 7 20:04:36 UTC 2017

On Sep 7, 2017, at 12:19 PM, Jonathan Bluett-Duncan <jbluettduncan at> wrote:
> large projects like Bazel

There are many degrees of large.  (About 42 in the known universe not counting Planck scale.)

Bazel looks like it has a very respectable 12k commits, 8k files, 160Mb of code, 250 authors.

The Amber repo (to take just one OpenJDK repo at random) has 45k commits, 57k files, 560Mb of code, 450 authors.

Bazel has 6 repos (including the one I quoted above).  OpenJDK has hundreds (including Amber's 8).

Whatever we do has to robustly serve a lot of code and history, for a long time.

(I'm not going to try to evaluate git[hub] vs mercurial on the merits of popularity, tools, APIs, etc.)

— John

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