RFR: JDK-8085822 JEP 223: New Version-String Scheme (initial integration)
Magnus Ihse Bursie
magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Fri Jun 5 14:07:20 UTC 2015
This review request covers the main part of the work for JEP-223, the
new version string format . Basically, we'll call this release Java
"9", instead of Java "1.9.0".
This patch is a folding of all work that has been done so far in the
branch JEP-223-branch in jdk9/sandbox. As you can see, it mostly covers
build changes, with some code changes in hotspot, jdk, nashorn and
langtools that either are corresponding changes in the product code due
to the compiler define flags changing from the build, or follow-up
changes to handle the new format.
The JEP-223 work is not finished by this patch. In fact, there are known
issues remaining even after this patch, typically by code that reads the
"java.version" property and tries to parse it. However, this patch is
not directly destined for jdk9/dev, but will go into the special
verona/stage forest. As for all patches destined for verona/stage it
will be code reviewed as if going to jdk9/dev. Once in verona/stage it
will bide its time, and it will be complemented with follow-up patches
to address remaining issues. When all such issues are resolved and
JEP-223 is fully implemented, all changes will be pushed at once
(without further code reviews) into jdk9/dev.
This patch has been contributed by Magnus Ihse Bursie, Kumar Srinivasan
and Alejandro Murillo.
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