RFD: Draft guidelines for working on jdk8u

Aleksey Shipilev shade at redhat.com
Fri Feb 8 14:26:49 UTC 2019

On 2/8/19 3:17 PM, Langer, Christoph wrote:
> The maintainers duty should be shared on multiple shoulders probably and maintainers should have
> a common understanding about the criteria that apply to the approval decision.


Leftover wrinkle here is to codify that if a maintainer (like maybe myself in the future) submits
the RFA, it has to be acked by _another_ maintainer :) This rule is obvious, but obvious rules need
to be spelled out anyway.

Changing the process to jdk8u-fix-requests would be a nice addition, from both backporter and
maintainer perspective. It also allows to manage and track backporting work [1][2] without going
certifiably insane. I am glad it is on the table.


[1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/issues/?filter=34346
[2] https://builds.shipilev.net/backports-monitor/redhat-openjdk.txt

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