PLEASE READ: FX 9-dev repo is now open

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Fri Nov 21 23:13:26 UTC 2014

OpenJFX Developers:

I am pleased to announce that the OpenJFX 9-dev repo [1] is now open.

As with FX 8, there is a corresponding master repo, but developers 
should pull from 9-dev just as is currently done for 8u-dev.

Here are the rules of engagement. They are also posted on the OpenJFK 
Wiki [2].

1) For at least the next three weeks, we will still automatically 
forward-sync changes from 8u to 9 each week. This means that: A) you 
must avoid any significant refactoring, white space changes, etc., in 
9-dev that might cause difficult-to-resolve merge conflicts; and B) any 
change that is intended for 8u40 should be pushed to 8u-dev only and not 
also to 9-dev (it will get synced into 9-dev at the next integration). I 
will send an announcement when this changes, likely in mid-December.

2) Until we determine the scope of the FX work for 9, the changesets 
should be limited to bug fixing and minor improvements; no API changes 
or new functionality should be added yet. The code review requirements 
are the same as for non-milestone weeks for 8u-dev [3].

3) Our testing is still focused on 8u40, so there is no weekly lockout 
period yet for 9. I plan to take a snapshot for integration at the same 
time as we start sanity testing 8u-dev (1am on Monday). Stay tuned for 
changes on this front once 8u40 repo is forked and we go into rampdown 
for that release.

Let me know if you have any questions.

-- Kevin


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