[PROPOSED]: New JDK Updates Maintainer process

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Tue Feb 6 11:50:41 UTC 2018

On 05.02.2018 19:24, Rob McKenna wrote:
> - After tagging the source code for the last planned update release in the
>    forest they maintain, a maintainer should announce to the
>    jdk-updates-dev mailing list that they plan to step down, provide a
>    timeframe detailing when they intend to step down and call for a new
>    maintainer of the forest.
>    For example, the current set of jdk9u forest maintainers from Oracle now
>    plan to maintain the jdk9u forest until March 2018. The project page
>    will be updated to reflect this shortly.
> - Suitable maintainers will be added to the OpenJDK JDK Updates Project
>    page [1] by the project lead under the maintainers heading and with a note
>    detailing the forests which they maintain.

Looks fine to me. In fact, that looks and feels like what we have done 
for OpenJDK 6, and OpenJDK 7u, just formalized for a setting with 
multiple active forests.

> - Maintainers of a JDK Updates forest may specify alternative codereview &
>    approval mechanisms.

I'm not sure that's strictly necessary for 9u and 10u transitions, but I 
can see it being useful in LTS releases, for example to distinguish 
between approvals and reviews destined for multiple branches of the same 
forest with different maintainers for what's technically the same LTS 
release series.

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