JDK11/8 Updates: process, schedules and tagging

Lindenmaier, Goetz goetz.lindenmaier at sap.com
Thu May 16 13:48:42 UTC 2019


I appreciate what was proposed here.

> > b) Will we also do a weekly tag when no changes happened after the
> > previous tag? This should probably be a rare case given the current
> > activities but we should have a guideline for that.
> >
> >     - My feeling would be to skip the tag then. I can’t see any
> >     value in this.
> It doesn't matter. If the tag is done and there are no chages, there
> is no harm because that tag won't be used for any merges. If the tag
> is not done, there is no harm because that tag won't be used for any
> merges.
I see two problems with skipping tags:
 - You cannot predict when a tag will applied. 
   You can not talk about the future mentioning tags if you skip them.
 - If you look at a repo, you can not easily tell at which 
   sequence tags were applied. You need to look at the dates 
   of changes. With regular weekly tags, going back 4 tags means
   going back 4 weeks.
 I.e., I think it's not essential, but makes life more easy if it's 

Also, Oracle does not skip them. See 11.0.2+2 and 11.0.2+3. 
I think we should be similar here.

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