Future jdk9u updates & 9-critical-request

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Thu Feb 8 12:16:16 UTC 2018

On 08.02.2018 11:26, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> 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.

The code corresponding to jdk-9.0.4+11 was pushed into jdk9u forest on 
January 16th, 2018. That's a little bit more than three weeks ago.

In those three weeks, one push approval was requested by Severin and 
approved to fix an issue with the Zero target, specifically 
https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8194739 .

It hasn't been pushed yet into the jdk9u forest, but I hope that it will 
be soon. When it will get pushed into the jdk9u forest is up to Severin, 
now that the request is approved.

Unfortunately, no one has requested to push the changes they might need 
for the other target you implicitly refer to above (Aarch64, right?) 
into jdk9u yet. I hope that you or Andrew Dinn will.

 From what I can tell from 
it seems that there were some issues with following processes for 
pushing the patch into JDK 10 (not very surprising, all things 
considered, as so many things are brand spanking new now including push 
approval requests for this Project - it was news to us we'd get any 
after 9.0.4, after all ;) as well as some other code issues leading to 
followup changes. So in the case of Aarch64 the actual backport may be a 
little bit more involved than just labeling a single issue with 

All that being said, please do take your time to do things right for 
your target platform, and please do not hesitate to ask for help on (or 
off ;) this list if you need any.

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