JDK 9 Release Candidate process proposal

mark.reinhold at oracle.com mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Mon Jun 26 21:07:14 UTC 2017

2017/6/18 12:58:46 -0700, mark.reinhold at oracle.com:
> Per the JDK 9 schedule [1] we are now approaching the Initial Release
> Candidate milestone.  After this week's build, which will be promoted
> on Thursday (2017/6/22), we should fix only those bugs that are truly
> showstoppers to the success of the release.  I propose that we further
> tighten the goals previously adopted for RDP 2:
>   - Fix all P1 bugs that are new in JDK 9 and critical to the success
>     of this release;
>   - Decommit from fixing any P1 bugs that are not new in JDK 9 and are
>     not critical to this release, but were previously targeted to this
>     release; and
>   - Explicitly defer any P1 bugs that are new in JDK 9 but are either
>     not critical to this release or cannot, for good reason, be fixed
>     in this release.
> All P2-P5 bugs must be left to future releases, regardless of whether
> they are in product code, tests, or documentation.  There is no need
> to defer unfixed P2-P5 bugs explicitly.
> The current list of RC bugs can be found here: http://j.mp/jdk9-rc .
> ...

Hearing no objections, I've documented the Release-Candidate Phase [2]
under the JDK 9 Project page [1].  I've also updated the status section
and the quick links on the latter.

- Mark

[1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/
[2] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/rc

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