[11u Communication] jdk11u forest

Rob McKenna rob.mckenna at oracle.com
Thu Sep 20 20:46:13 UTC 2018

On 19/09/18 16:15, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> 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.

You're welcome, in fact it should have been created earlier and should
be in future.

> 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)

We hear you. (see my other mail)

> - 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).

Ah, I'll look at adding some language around this to the project page.

> - 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?

The project page is in need of a bit of TLC - I'll clear this up too.

Thanks a lot Martin,


> 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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