JDK-8273642: The UUID class does not implement RFC4122 fully (UUID type 5 is missing).

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Thu Nov 11 17:44:11 UTC 2021

On 11/11/2021 16:33, Mario Pavlov wrote:
> Hi friends,
> I was wondering if we could take one of the low prio enhancements related
> to the UUID class, like the one mentioned in the subject.
> I'm a long time user of JDK and I'm looking to start making contributions.
> I went over OCA and the OpenJDK development pages.
> What are the next steps? Should I get approval to work on this?
It's probably best to start a discussion on core-libs-dev about this to 
see whether extending the API to support version 5 is worth doing. It's 
possible you might have to include security-dev in the discussion due to 
concerns about version 5 using SHA-1 (SHA-1 is obsolete these days, the 
JDK recently disabled it uses in signed JARs for example).


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