New project proposal: even faster JDK releases

Mark Raynsford org.openjdk at
Sun Apr 1 12:32:05 UTC 2018

On 2018-04-01T12:04:51 +0000
Mario Torre <neugens.limasoftware at> wrote:
> In order to better help the new release cycle, which of course is not a
> cycle but a continuous stream of random bits, we also propose the complete
> abolition of testing and reviews, instead developers should just commit
> whatever they feel like whenever they feel so, possibly on Friday night.

In addition to this, I'm currently working on a system that will allow
developers to get code into releases *before* they've actually committed
it. This, does, however, currently depend on the availability of
sun.misc.Unsafe [1] and will therefore require the introduction of new
APIs via JEP proposals for future inclusion.

To coincide with the new even-faster-release cycle, I suggest that we
adopt a new JEP release cycle: The last person to stop speaking about
a new JEP feature on any given mailing list is declared the winner and
their implementation is immediately committed as-is [2].

[1] See the following whitepaper for details:

[2] An alternate process was considered involving competitive
    shin-kicking [3]. Unfortunately, during testing, the last
    person standing was rendered unable to accurately describe
    the enhancement in question (or indeed, to speak anything
    resembling human language at all) and the idea was dropped in
    favour of arguments on mailing lists.


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