RFD: Draft guidelines for working on jdk8u

Aleksey Shipilev shade at redhat.com
Fri Feb 8 14:02:22 UTC 2019

On 2/8/19 2:54 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 2/8/19 1:49 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> I'm not sure. I welcome further input.
> Just to be clear: we must have tags in the bug database for 8u backports,
> I'm just ruminating on whether we must have maintainer approval for every
> little patch. IMO, anyone who is a jdk8u reviewer should be able to apply
> the rules for minor changes, and it's only for changes with significant
> risk where we need multiple reviews.

I think _maintainers_ have to approve every patch, no matter how little it looks like. "JDK 8u
reviewer" is too broad of the group [1], and we cannot expect them to have cached understanding of
how the 8u updates project works. With JBS tagging, the work for maintainers to approve the fixes
should be small. And, we can also have more maintainers, right? (ducks)


[1] http://openjdk.java.net/census#jdk8u

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