RFD: Draft guidelines for working on jdk8u

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Wed Feb 20 00:32:11 UTC 2019

On Tue, 19 Feb 2019 at 17:52, Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com> wrote:

> We have two active trees, hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8u/jdk8u/ and
> hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8u/jdk8u-dev/. jdk8u-dev is always open to all
> contributors, and that's where everyone should push their patches
> after maintainer approval. When the time comes for an update release,
> jdk8u-dev will be copied to jdk8u for testing and stabilization. From
> that point onwards only critical bug fixes may be applied to jdk8u, at
> the discretion of the maintainers.

I think jdk8u-dev -> jdk8u syncs need to be done at more regular intervals
with jdk8ux-by style tags.

Also, in the spirit of 11u, are we intending to adopt its process of using
bug labels to request backports rather than e-mails i.e. jdk8u-fix-request? [0]

[0] https://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk-updates/approval.html
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