[7u communication] 7u80 Timeline

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Tue Dec 30 11:35:19 UTC 2014


In line with prior communication [1] to this mailing list, JDK 7u80 is
the last planned Oracle-led JDK 7u release to be developed within this
OpenJDK Project. 7u80 it the last of the JDK 7 public updates [2], and
is planned for April 2015.

Users of OpenJDK builds based on this Project should therefore consider
upgrading to OpenJDK 8, or, of course, to Oracle JDK 8, depending on 
their requirements.

With the planned JDK 7u80 GA date growing closer, it's time to send out
a proposal for the last two key remaining milestones:

* Mid-January 2015
- RampDown 2

* April 2015
- GA

To be clear, we won’t create separate jdk7u80/jdk7u80(-dev) forests
at RampDown 2, as this is the last release of this Project.

The JDK 7u80 PSU [4] will be released alongside the April CPU and so
at GA will contain a superset of the changes in that CPU.

Following the 7u80 GA, the applicable changes will get bulk integrated 
into this Project, as has been the case for previous JDK 7 Update PSU 
releases. At the same time, due to the superset nature of the PSU, there 
shouldn't be many requests for approval to push into the jdk7u-dev 
forest in OpenJDK, once we reach RampDown 2 in January.

New contributions should go to the JDK 9 and JDK 8u Projects instead.

Note that these timelines are preliminary only and are subject to 
change. Please refer to the JDK 8 milestones definition page [3] for a 
summary of what each milestone consists of. If no issues are raised with 
this schedule, it will be published it on the JDK 7 Updates Project page 
after the holidays.

dalibor topic

[2] http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html
[3] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk8/milestones

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