[11u Communication] jdk11u forest

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Wed Sep 19 23:15:30 UTC 2018

Thanks for creating jdk11u.  I'm happy it got created before jdk
11.0.0 GA, so backports from jdk head already have a place to soak.

Things I'd like to see improved:

- Rule 3 is too restrictive. P1 is too high a bar.  It appears that
jdk11 will have long-term broad ecosystem support, and any backports
that make sense for a long lived stable release should be accepted.
(But how to decide whether the risk is worth the benefit?!  Humans
will have to make tough decisions)

- While it is understandable that the contents of security patches
must be kept private, the security patches will likely be released
along with garden variety bug fixes in jdk11u, and so the schedule for
the 10.0.1 and 10.0.2 mini-trains should be public (e.g. I don't know
what is the deadline to get fixes into 10.0.1).

- The process documented at
http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk-updates/approval.html is still
not as clear as I'd like.  Can backports be handled entirely without
needing to send emails to jdk-updates-dev?

On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 12:57 PM, Rob McKenna <rob.mckenna at oracle.com> wrote:
> I'd like to announce the availibility of the JDK 11 Updates forest at:
> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk-updates/jdk11u/
> As with JDK9u & JDK10u, this forest has been opened under the jdk-updates
> project.
> As with jdk10u, once the fix has been approved [1] for inclusion in an
> update release and has subsequently been pushed to the open repo, a backport
> record will be created for a specific release. (e.g. 11.0.1)
>     -Rob
> [1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk-updates/approval.html

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