New lead for the JDK 8 Update Releases Project: Andrew Haley

Andrew Haley aph at
Mon Feb 4 13:21:38 UTC 2019

On 2/4/19 2:49 AM, Andrew Hughes wrote:

> With OpenJDK 7, we did work with just the one forest. However, I'd
> expect OpenJDK 8u to see a wider range of contributions over a
> longer time period than 7, as it is more widely used than 7 was at
> the same point in its lifespan.
> With that in mind, I'd suggest retaining both forests and keeping
> the master (jdk8u) with a more restricted set of committers. My own
> thinking is that changes from 8u-dev should only be promoted to 8u
> periodically and after sufficient testing. During the period
> surrounding a security update, I would suggest 8u is frozen, so
> there is a known base for the upcoming release.

Yes, we should do that.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <>
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