Accelerating the JDK release cadence

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Wed Sep 13 14:25:01 UTC 2017

On 9/11/2017 6:27 PM, David Herron wrote:
> Getting to more important things ... what about JCP and JSR's?
> Previously the major release cycles were designed to coincide with JSR's
> being finished.
> I take it the idea that a JSR will land in whatever release it coincides
> with rather than rigidly holding up a release until the JSR is finished.
> And that the reason for more granular releases is to decrease the time
> between a JSR finishing and it landing in an official release.  Is that
> about right?

Platform JSR for 18.3 posted yesterday:

Now in review, to be followed by ballot, in accordance with JCP process, 
as usual.

Component JSRs will come in as they always have; through the appropriate 
platform (umbrella) JSRs.

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