Future jdk9u updates & 9-critical-request

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Thu Feb 8 10:26:09 UTC 2018

On 07/02/18 16:33, dalibor topic wrote:

> In short, someone is likely always going to be able to claim that a
> given release is broken for them in one way or another.

This shouldn't happen if a proper release process is followed.
This wasn't a minor problem: two targets didn't even run.

> They can then use the push approval process to contribute the
> corresponding changes back.

You're missing the point.  The last release of jdk9u was not fit for
purpose because it broke two targets, and the maintainers of those
targets were not given time to fix them.  When a release is made it's
not just an Oracle release, it's an OpenJDK release, and the release
manager should be aware of that.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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