Accelerating the JDK release cadence

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at
Fri Sep 8 09:16:04 UTC 2017

Hi Andrew,

I'm not Mark (obviously) but it's something that the JCP EC has been
working with Georges and Brian on.  *Nothing* is set in concrete yet but
the intention is to make a regular draft TCK's available under a friendly
license so that the other Java implementors can implement against that spec
as it moves along (as opposed to only getting access once the RI is
officially released).  That should allow the other Java implementers to
closely follow the same release cycle (if they choose to do so).

I won't have any further info on this until we have the next JCP EC meeting
(just before JavaOne), but it's the number one item on the agenda for us to


On 8 September 2017 at 10:02, Andrew Dinn <adinn at> wrote:

> On 08/09/17 09:15, Andrew Haley wrote:
> > On 06/09/17 15:49, mark.reinhold at wrote:
> >> Comments?  Questions?
> >
> > I hardly need to say how delighted we at Red Hat, and I'm sure the
> > wider developer community, are with this change.  . . .
> Yeah, what he said!
> I am sure these proposed changes will bring great benefits to all
> parties involved in developing and using Java, both individual and
> corporate. I very much want to thank you, Mark (also other Oracle staff
> who took the decision), for making this happen.
> One thing I still have not seen addressed is maintenance and
> availability of TCKs. Are any changes planned there?
> regards,
> Andrew Dinn
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