RFD: Draft guidelines for working on jdk8u

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Fri Feb 8 09:10:03 UTC 2019

On 2/7/19 9:07 PM, Martin Balao wrote:
> On 2/7/19 3:01 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> Comments welcome.
> I'd like to propose that for trivial backports/changes (i.e.: typos,
> copyright fixes, etc.), a jdk8u reviewer approval is enough to have the
> patch in. In case that a reviewer is not sure about the triviality of a
> backport/change, other reviewers or maintainer approval may be required.
> This would reduce unnecessary overhead I believe.

I'm not at all convinced that we need to use the double-review system. Once
people are aware of the rules, any qualified jdk8u reviewer should be able
to apply them.

Having said that, we must tag the bugs chosen to be applied to 8u in the
bug database. I don't think I mentioned that in my posting.

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