[gnu.andrew at redhat.com: Re: OpenJDK 8u and Backport Bugs]

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Fri Dec 18 10:08:45 UTC 2020

On 12/17/20 5:39 PM, Lindenmaier, Goetz wrote:
> While I am currently fine with the process, I see some of the points
> that were made here.
> But the whole downport process will feel a lot different and change 
> slightly with the move to github.  We really should only change the 
> process once we are all familiar with the new workflows. 
> One thing that improves is that the downport issues opened 
> automatically will contain as assignee the person that did the 
> downport.
> Thus I would rather vote for driving the change to github, than
> discussing changes that might be pointless after the move.

This is a good point. We're on the threshold of moving to github,
and the new workflow addresses some of the issues that we're
wrestling with here. It'll take some time for most of the non-
core backporters to come to terms with any workflow change, so it
makes little sense to create a new way of working that'll be gone
almost as soon as it is implemented.

We should do the JDK 11u move to github first. Let's meet in the
new year after the CPU is out.

Andrew Haley  (he/him)
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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