Tagging proposal for JDK GA releases

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 15:43:14 UTC 2018

Likewise at Adopt


On Wed, 3 Oct 2018 at 16:26, Hohensee, Paul <hohensee at amazon.com> wrote:

> We at Amazon would find this useful.
> Thanks,
> Paul
> On 10/3/18, 7:55 AM, "jdk-updates-dev on behalf of Seán Coffey" <
> jdk-updates-dev-bounces at openjdk.java.net on behalf of
> sean.coffey at oracle.com> wrote:
>     I'd like to propose an enhancement to the JDK build-tagging
>     convention to help users more easily identify JDK GA releases
>     via Mercurial tag names.
>     The concept is quite simple and lets people identify snapshots
>     of GA releases in Mercurial history without having to know the
>     build number of the GA release.
>     For example, to obtain JDK 10.0.2 GA sources today, one issues the
>     `hg update -r jdk-10.0.2+13` command. With the proposed
>     enhancement, `hg update -r jdk-10.0.2-ga` could have been used.
>     It's proposed that the new ga tag would be in addition to the regular
>     GA build number tag. It would be added to the relevant repository
>     once the GA milestone has been reached.
>     This new convention would be used for future JDK releases and is
>     tracked via JDK-8180946[1]. If the changes are adopted, I can
>     look at retroactively adding labels for all feature JDK GA releases
>     since JDK 7 to the JDK feature-release main-line repository.
>     To accommodate the new tag format, some simple jcheck edits
>     would be required. Test checks would also be added.
>     Comments?
>     regards,
>     Sean.
>     [1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8180946

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