Accelerating the JDK release cadence

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Mon Sep 11 19:38:21 UTC 2017

2017/9/6 8:39:32 -0700, Mario Torre <neugens at>:
> This is fantastic news Mark, together with the recent Security group,
> I really like where this is all going, thanks to you and all the
> involved people to really pushing to the openness!


> I'm curious about the model and how it will practically work out, i.e
> "a new feature release every six months, update releases every
> quarter, and a long-term support release every three years". Does it
> means that the long-term support is the equivalent of today
> jdk7jdk8/jdk9 etc.. while the other will be basically just development
> version in between with various degree of stability? Or is it the goal
> that every version will be production ready?

The latter: Every feature release will be production-ready.

> Another question is about open sourcing the commercial features. Wow,
> this is really awesome, kudos! Is that "limited" to the bits that are
> inside the JDK or are you planning to open source mission control as a
> whole too?

We intend to open-source both Flight Recorder and Mission Control.

> ...
> It's exciting times waiting ahead of us.


- Mark

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