Testing Early Access builds with Real World Applications.

Rory O'Donnell Oracle, Dublin Ireland rory.odonnell at oracle.com
Mon Nov 11 05:00:56 PST 2013

Hi All,

I want to ask for your help in testing Early Access builds with real 
world applications.
Early Access binaries built from the JDK 8 code base are available today 
from Oracle,
at http://jdk8.java.net

If someone else is regularly making Early Access binaries available for 
testing as well,
feel free to share their location in a reply to this message

We're looking to broaden our test coverage, to catch possible 
"showstoppers " before
we release.  An effective way to do that is to leverage the tests of 
other products that
use Java in real world applications.

In the past couple of weeks I have been working with Wilfly & Apache 
Lucene. They
have agreed to test our latest builds and report issues.

As it happens both groups started testing with b109 , when they moved to 
b111 they
both reported the following issue : 
This issue was resolved in b114 , testing by Apache Lucene & RedHat 
Wilfly confirmed
the fix.

If you are willing to regularly run your tests with EA builds and report 
back if there are
any issues we would love to hear from you on this mailing list. If you 
find issues, please
report them through bugs.sun.com (unless you already have an account in 
the JDK Bug
System), and post the incident ID from the confirmation e-mail to this 

I am sure early warning of compatibility problems or potential 
regressions is useful to
all of us.Let me know if you are interested, we really appreciate your 


Rgds,Rory O'Donnell
Quality Engineering Manager
Oracle EMEA , Dublin, Ireland

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