8u40 rampdown schedule

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Sat Dec 6 00:25:28 UTC 2014

Hi Johan,

That sounds fine to me. Especially after this week we will be reluctant 
to make any changes in shared code other than for critical issues / 

-- Kevin

Johan Vos wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> There is still some synchronisation work for the Android port. I have 
> to create patches for all the changes I made, but I think it would be 
> a bad idea to do that in a rush, and to try to push them to 8u40. 
> Instead, I think we can release 8u40 for Android (it's a non-Oracle 
> release anyhow), and try to integrate all patches upstream for 8u60. 
> That means 8u40 for Android will be built from the bitbucket 
> repository, but I think that is politically the right thing. For 8u60, 
> we probably still build from the bitbucket repository, but hopefully 
> with 0 code changes between that repository and OpenJFX.
> - Johan
> 2014-11-14 20:43 GMT+01:00 Kevin Rushforth <kevin.rushforth at oracle.com 
> <mailto:kevin.rushforth at oracle.com>>:
>     This is an update on the OpenJFX 8u40 [1] rampdown schedule. These
>     dates derive from equivalent JDK 8u40 dates. As a reminder, the
>     deadline for getting changes into 8u-dev and having them show up
>     in that week's build is 1am Pacific on Monday [2].
>     Here are the key dates:
>     8u40 ZBB (Zero Bug Bounce) : Monday, Dec 1
>     8u40 M4 milestone build : Monday, Dec 8
>     8u40 RDP2 (rampdown phase 2) : Monday, Dec 15
>     8u-dev open up for post-8u40 changes: Tuesday, Dec 16.
>     8u40 repo fork: Wednesday, Dec 17 (based off the build from Monday)
>     All product bugs currently targeted to 8u40 are expected to be
>     addressed, either by fixing or deferring them, on or before our
>     ZBB date of Dec 1.
>     Between Dec 1 and Dec 15 we will be in "rampdown mode" for 8u40,
>     during which time all bugs except doc / test bugs will need
>     additional approval to go in. The focus will be on critical
>     regressions.
>     After Dec 15, only release-team approved bugs will be pulled into
>     8u40. Generally this is only show-stoppers or other release
>     critical bugs.
>     Related to this, I will be opening up a 9-dev repo for FX 9 work
>     sometime in the next week or so.
>     -- Kevin
>     [1] https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/OpenJFX/8u40
>     [2] https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/display/OpenJFX/Sanity+Testing

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