CFV: New Project: JDK 9

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Thu Oct 31 08:36:26 UTC 2013

Hi Mark,

what's the reasoning behind "The Project's repositories will initially
be open for bug fixes and small enhancements only.". Is this a change
of the development model compared to JDK 8 - i.e. will 'bigger
changes' (whatever that may be) be only allowed if theres' a JEP for

And how does the creation of the JDK 9 project affect the HotSpot
development. I recall from various discussions that you wanted to
abandon the HotSpot Express model. So will the JDK 9 still use the
latest and greatest HotSpot from hsx/hotspot-main or do you plan to
have another model? I you still use the one from hsx/hotspot-main,
will the HotSpot version number be bumped to 26 once the JDK 9
repositories have been created.

Thank you and best regards,

On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:30 PM,  <mark.reinhold at> wrote:
> I hereby propose the creation of the JDK 9 Project, with me as the Lead
> and the Governing Board as the sponsoring Group.
> The goal of this Project will be to produce an open-source reference
> implementation of the Java SE 9 Platform, which will be specified in a
> corresponding JSR, yet to be submitted, in the Java Community Process.
> The Project's repositories will initially be open for bug fixes and
> small enhancements only.  Features for the release will be proposed
> and tracked via the existing JEP Process [1].
> Anyone who holds the Author, Committer, or Reviewer role in the JDK 8
> Project [2] and has contributed at least one changeset to JDK 8 will
> be granted the same role in the JDK 9 Project.
> Votes are due by 23:59 UTC on Wednesday, 13 November [3].
> Only current OpenJDK Members [4] are eligible to vote on this motion.
> Votes must be cast in the open on the discuss list.  Replying to this
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> For Lazy Consensus voting instructions, see [5].
> - Mark
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