HEADS-UP: 8u-dev will stop syncing into 9-dev in about 2 weeks

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Fri Mar 13 23:44:00 UTC 2015

As a heads-up, we will stop automatically forward-sync changes from 8u 
to 9 in about two weeks (to coincide with the feature freeze of 8u60). I 
will give more details later, but the high-level summary is:

* It will be business as usual next week and until 1am on Monday, Mar 23 
-- most changes will be pushed into 8u-dev for 8u60

* I will sync changes as usual from 8u-dev to 9-dev

* Some time during the week of Mar 23 (I hope it will be on the 23rd, 
but might be a couple days later), we plan to backport the webkit 
changes to 8u60 and push them into 8u-dev; since this will include the 
compiler upgrade for 8u60 I will send a separate notification about this.

* It will still be business as usual through 1am on Monday, Mar 30. I 
will export any changesets that go into 8u-dev after the webkit backport 
and import them into 9-dev so that we will effectively continue 
auto-syncing through Mar 30.

* On Monday, Mar 30, all developers should plan to switch to the same 
model that the JDK uses: namely fixes should go into 9-dev first and 
those fixes that are relevant to 8u60 can be backported to 8u60 and 
pushed to 8u-dev; it will become the developer's responsibility to do 
this push.

Let me know if you have any questions on any of this.

-- Kevin

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