RFD: Draft guidelines for working on jdk8u

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 09:05:32 UTC 2019

Hi Andrew,

I've wrote up a detailed proposal for the jdk11u update process and
posted it on jdk-updates-dev yesterday [1]. In that mail I propose to
have two repositories, jdk11u-dev as "always-open" development
repository and jdk11u as consolidation repository for the upcoming
update release. The main reason for having such a setup is that
everybody can see (and test) all the non-security changes which will
be in the next update release and members of the Vulenrability Group
will even have the possibility to easily create (and test) a version
of the upcoming update release which is very close to if not equal to
the version Red Hat will be working on "in the dark". I think this is
important not only to get a broader test coverage for upcoming update
releases, but also to simplify the process of producing update
releases for other down-stream distributors.

The OpenJDK 8u project already has these two repositories (i.e.
jdk8u/jdk8u and jdk8u/jdk8u-dev) so it would be trivial to implement
my proposal for the 8u updates project. What do you think?

Thank you and best regards,

[1] https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-updates-dev/2019-February/000411.html

On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 3:27 PM Martijn Verburg
<martijnverburg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Feb 2019 at 14:13, Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On 2/12/19 12:13 PM, Martijn Verburg wrote:
> > > Assuming we've got a rough consensus I'm happy to try and write this up
> > in
> > > the wiki - I'll need someone to give me access (not a committer).
> >
> > Sorry, that's my job.
> >
> Fair enough, LMK if there are other documentation tasks we can take off
> your hands though.
> Cheers,
> Martijn
> >
> > --
> > Andrew Haley
> > Java Platform Lead Engineer
> > Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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> >

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