So you want to be a future JDK 8u contributor...

Simone Bordet simone.bordet at
Tue Nov 13 11:18:10 UTC 2018


On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 7:03 PM Andrew Haley <aph at> wrote:
> Several people have contacted me recently to talk about working on the
> future jdk8u project after Oracle relinquishes their leadership. I'm
> very encouraged by this: if we do it right it'll be an excellent
> example of an Open Source project. As much as possible I'd like to see
> the project run in an open and transparent way.

I maintain the Jetty ALPN library for JDK 8u
(, which requires to
patch the JDK 8 classes.

We have already got requests as to whether we will continue to keep
jetty-alpn up to date with future JDK 8 releases
Where is the right place (if it has already been decided) to be
notified of an officially tagged OpenJDK 8u release after January

The idea is that as soon as an official JDK 8u tag is cut, we'll get
an alert and we can update the jetty-alpn project and release a
version for that particular JDK 8u tag - if needed.


Simone Bordet
Finally, no matter how good the architecture and design are,
to deliver bug-free software with optimal performance and reliability,
the implementation technique must be flawless.   Victoria Livschitz

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