Future jdk9u updates & 9-critical-request

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Fri Jan 12 19:37:42 UTC 2018

Hi Rob,

On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 7:19 AM, Rob McKenna <rob.mckenna at oracle.com> wrote:

> Hi Martin,
> I see you've added the 9-critical-request label to several bugs lately.
> This is just a heads up to let you know that as Oracle has no plans to
> release further updates to JDK9 [1] then these labels will be have no
> effect until a new project maintainer steps forward.

I think I was confused by the End Of Updates being March 2018; I expected a
last update just before End Of Updates.

I'm not sure whether we will have a new jdk9 updates maintainer step
forward.  I'll ask around.  Some combination of folks from Google, Red Hat,
Azul, etc might make it work.

Can I get my own personal jdk9u hosted at
to park my backport patches even if don't commit to owning jdk9 updates?

Can we get help from Oracle to run cross-platform tests on arbitrary trees
like jdk9u in the future (e.g. via jprt) even if Oracle itself no longer
supports that particular tree?

>     -Rob
> [1] http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-updates-dev/
> 2017-November/000024.html

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