CFV: Project Amber
brian.goetz at oracle.com
Wed Jan 25 15:50:52 UTC 2017
I hereby propose the creation of Project Amber with myself as the Lead
and the Compiler group as the sponsoring group.
In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines , this project will provide
a venue to explore and incubate smaller, productivity-oriented Java
language features that have been accepted as candidate JEPs under the
OpenJDK JEP process , including:
- JEP 286 (Local Variable Type Inference) 
- JEP 301 (Enhanced Enums) 
- JEP 302 (Lambda Leftovers) 
as well as future suitable JEPs that are adopted by the project.
The initial Reviewers and Committers will be:
* Brian Goetz
* John Rose
* Paul Sandoz
* Maurizio Cimadamore
* Dan Smith
* Gavin Bierman
* Vicente Romero
* Alex Buckley
* Jon Gibbons
* Joe Darcy
* Remi Forax
* Mark Reinhold
The project will host at least the following mailing list:
* amber-dev for development discussions and user feedback
* amber-spec-experts for design and specification discussions
The initial source of this project will be based on a clone of a JDK 10
repository. Changes from the JDK 10 parent will be synced into Amber
periodically. Similar to Projects Lambda and Valhalla, we will follow a
"commit first, review later" policy, as code will not flow directly from
the Amber repositories into the JDK repositories, but instead will be
done by a "curated merge" where select changes are extracted into new
changesets for incorporation into JDK repositories when they are ready
Votes are due by Feb 8, 2017.
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