[11u]: 8u222 & 11.0.4 release schedule

Lindenmaier, Goetz goetz.lindenmaier at sap.com
Mon May 20 07:22:02 UTC 2019

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com>
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> To: Lindenmaier, Goetz <goetz.lindenmaier at sap.com>; Andrew John Hughes
> <gnu.andrew at redhat.com>; Langer, Christoph <christoph.langer at sap.com>
> Cc: Severin Gehwolf <sgehwolf at redhat.com>; 'jdk8u-dev at openjdk.java.net'
> <jdk8u-dev at openjdk.java.net>; Aleksey Shipilev <shade at redhat.com>; jdk-
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> Subject: Re: [11u]: 8u222 & 11.0.4 release schedule
> On 5/3/19 2:15 PM, Lindenmaier, Goetz wrote:
> >> But otherwise, the intent here is for people to start aiming their
> >> work at the next release at rampdown. Patches being pushed to
> >> jdk11u should be rare.
> > I think we should use jdk11u only for rampdown. So patches pushed to
> > jdk11u should be limited and well restricted, but not necessarily
> > rare.  But yes, definitely less than pushed to jdk11u-dev.
> I have to agree with Andrew here. We should minimize churn at
> rampdown: every patch and combination of patches risks undermining
> stability, and that's true even with apparently low-risk
> patches. There were a lot of patches pushed to jdk11 during rampdown
> last time around, and that isn't necessarily good.

Well, yes. Now as we do only 4 weeks of rampdown, 
we need to be much more careful about the changes than 
if we do 4 weeks RDP1 and 4 weeks RDP2.

Best regards,

> >> The master tree (jdk11u) is snapshots for people to test and integrate
> >> downstream, leading up to the final release.
> >No. The jdk11u is a repository used for rampdown so that development
> >can be continued in another repository, here jdk11u-dev.
> >It is not a convenience for testers, it is to allow parallel work with
> >two different intentions: development <--> stabilization.
> Both of these can be true: Andrew is talking about what 11u is, you
> are talking about what it is for.
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