New jtreg version numbers

Peter Firmstone peter.firmstone at
Wed Feb 12 05:52:37 UTC 2020

Hi Jon,

A little off topic, but any chance of publishing jtreg 5.0 on Maven Central?



On 2/12/2020 7:05 AM, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> For folk that build jtreg from source, jtreg 5.0 has now been tagged 
> in the repo.
> -- Jon
> On 2/5/20 2:12 PM, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
>> This is FYI for folk that use the OpenJDK Regression Test Harness, 
>> jtreg, to run OpenJDK tests.
>> For the past few years, jtreg has used a version numbering scheme 
>> "4.2 bNN" where NN slowly incremented, instead of a more conventional 
>> "$MAJOR.$MINOR" numbering scheme. The reasons for this choice have 
>> long since disappeared, and so going forward, jtreg will use a 
>> "$MAJOR.$MINOR" numbering scheme, starting with 5.0.
>> Along with this change, jtreg will also require JDK 8 or later to 
>> compile and execute it.  That should not affect most people, for whom 
>> JDK 8 or later has long been recommended, although not required.  In 
>> the unlikely event that we need to fix an issue in a version of jtreg 
>> that can run on JDK 7, we can provide an update based on the latest 
>> 4.2 version.
>> For those folk that build jtreg from the tip of the repo, you may 
>> notice the related changes in the repo.
>> -- Jon

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