Tagging proposal for JDK GA releases

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 08:15:44 UTC 2018

Sounds good!

Thanks for driving this forward,

Seán Coffey <sean.coffey at oracle.com> schrieb am Mi. 3. Okt. 2018 um 17:55:

> 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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