CFV: New Project: Metropolis

Stuart Marks stuart.marks at
Tue Oct 10 23:56:14 UTC 2017

Vote: yes

On 9/29/17 10:43 PM, John Rose 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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