Authors, Committers, and Reviewers for JDK10 and forward

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at
Wed Sep 27 09:22:37 UTC 2017

On 26.09.2017 17:43, Mario Torre wrote:
> With the strict six month cadence I'm afraid this may not be the case
> anymore for the ones of us contributing a smaller amount of patches
> over the years (like I do, which is basically about fixing the
> occasion bugs in the graphics or font stack, which I think are still
> significant but happen at a much lower frequency than other
> contributions).

Since the JDK Project would be a single Project for all future releases, 
contributions to that Project would be cumulative. So we would avoid the 
administrative role/user union set operations that we need to perform 
today, whenever a new JDK Release Project is created.

So, if things work as before (as they should, in my opinion), then even 
occasional bug fixing could lead to more responsible roles over time. I 
think that's fine - after all, if you happen to write perfect code every 
now and then, you shouldn't have to worry about losing your gradually 
gained reviewer/committer privileges over time due to the consequent 
lack of bug fixing opportunities. ;)

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