CFV: New Project: Metropolis

Andrew Dinn adinn at
Mon Oct 2 10:44:34 UTC 2017

Vote: yes

>> On Sep 29, 2017, at 10:43 PM, John Rose <john.r.rose at> wrote:
>> I hereby propose the creation of the Metropolis Project with Vladimir
>> Kozlov as the Lead and the HotSpot Group as the sponsoring Group.
>> In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines [1], this project will
>> provide a venue to explore and incubate advanced "Java-on-Java"
>> implementation techniques for HotSpot, the OpenJDK implementation of
>> the Java virtual machine.  Our starting point is earlier proposals [2]
>> for using the Graal compiler and AOT static compilation technology to
>> replace the HotSpot server compiler, and possibly other components of
>> HotSpot.
>> Vladimir Kozlov is the current HotSpot Group Lead, and the technical
>> lead of the Oracle HotSpot compiler group. He has been working on Java
>> for over 14 years, focusing on the VM, and making many contributions
>> to the OpenJDK.  Most recently, he has worked on the implementation of
>> the JDK 9 AOT technology.
>> There will be no defined Reviewers for this project.  The initial
>> Committers and Authors will include the union of the Committer and
>> Author sets from the following projects: Graal[5], Panama[6], and JDK 10[7].
>> Reviewers and Leads from these projects will be included as Committers
>> for Metropolis.  Notwithstanding the previous lists, the initial
>> committers will also include the following:
>> * Gavin Bierman
>> * Remi Forax
>> * Bernd Mathiske
>> * Ekaterina Pavlova (JDK 10 Author, to be Metropolis Committer)
>> * Yudi Zheng (Graal Author, to be Metropolis Committer)
>> (Note: We believe it is the case that anyone not named here, who has
>> expressed interest in Metropolis, is already a member of the JDK 10
>> Committer list, or one of the other lists mentioned above.  If not,
>> please send me a reminder, so we can make an adjustment.)
>> Votes are due by the end of Saturday October 14, 2017 (UTC).
>> Only current OpenJDK Members [3] are eligible to vote on this 
>> motion.  Votes must be cast in the open on the discuss list.
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>> John Rose
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