The dichotomy between OpenJDK 6 and the 6 update train allowed for some experimentation with very lightweight release management processes. Since this Project will serve as the basis for Oracle JDK 7 Update releases, it will likely need to develop more formal release processes then OpenJDK 6 did for code review, putback approval, repository management and bug management, the details of which are TBD on the Project mailing list.
Will the 7 Update Project receive security fixes
As with OpenJDK 6, security fixes are first kept confidential and applied to a private forest before being pushed to the public forest as part of the general synchronized publication of the fix to affected JDK release trains. In addition, they will not go through the public code review and putback approval process, and their corresponding issues in the Project's issue tracker will not be publicly visible.
When will this Project receive security fixes from Oracle?
The schedule for Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Updates is publicly available.
Security fixes for this Project's source code will be made available in the JDK 7 Update Project around the same time as they're released in products from Oracle.
What Mercurial repositories will be available?
I have an idea for a new feature for Java! Who should I talk to?
In general, the JDK 8 9 Project is the right place to discuss new features.