Welcome to OpenJDK 8 Updates!
As a preamble, the project lead has established general guidelines for working on jdk8u.
OpenJDK 8 updates will be delivered on the same established quarterly cycle used by Oracle i.e. "the Tuesday closest to the 17th day of January, April, July and October."
Development takes place in the jdk8u-dev Mercurial repository and should be the primary place for OpenJDK committers to submit their work.
Code from the development repository is regularly tagged and promoted to the master jdk8u repository, which is used to stabilize and deliver the quarterly releases. Distributors should use this as their primary source for creating OpenJDK builds.
For further process details, you may want to continue reading here.
New fixes should first be submitted to the development repository for the current version of OpenJDK, jdk/jdk, first. Most changes submitted to the OpenJDK 8 project will be backports from this repository. Occasional exceptions are made when an issue only applies to 8.
Everybody is encouraged to submit fixes for OpenJDK 8 updates by dropping a mail to the jdk8u-dev mailing list. Established community members will help new developers without commit access in getting their patch reviewed. For details on the process involved, continue reading here. This page was written for OpenJDK 11 updates, but the same process is applicable for OpenJDK 8 updates as well.
Should you not be willing or not be able to drive a fix into OpenJDK 8 updates, you can still suggest changes . But by only doing that, you are at the grace of the community to pick up your suggestion.
In general, we follow the common rules for the jdk-updates project.
If the backport requires more than just cosmetic changes (file location changes, copyright header updates) to apply to the 8u tree, it should first be submitted for review.
Push approval for a fix is then requested by setting the jdk8u-fix-request label on the original JBS bug. The maintainer will either approve this by setting jdk8u-fix-yes or reject it by setting jdk8u-fix-no. Outstanding approvals can be monitored here. If, and only if, the fix is approved, it may be pushed to the appropriate jdk8u-dev repositories. Approved fixes show up in this JBS filter (login required).
During the later stages of a release cycle, the release enters rampdown. The master jdk8u repositories contain the latest version of that release, while the jdk8u-dev repositories are used to start work on the next release. If a change needs to be pushed to a release in rampdown, push approval can still be requested using the jdk8u-critical-request label. As the name of this tag suggests, this process is intended for fixes such as major regressions that must make the release. More minor bugs and new features should go in the next release being developed in jdk8u-dev. The maintainers may approve with jdk8u-critical-yes, defer to jdk8u-dev or reject altogether. Outstanding approvals for critical fixes can be monitored here. If, and only if, the fix gets approved with jdk8u-critical-yes, it may be pushed to the jdk8u repository. Approved critical fixes show up in this JBS filter (login required).
At the end of the month prior to the release month, the jdk8u repository is declared frozen so embargoed security fixes can be added in private during the final few weeks. On release day, the final version will be pushed to the jdk8u repository and source bundles made available.
jdk8u: Closed for anything other than regular weekly merges.
- March 2019: jdk8u-dev forest open (tag: jdk8u222-b00)
- Wednesday, May 29th 2019: Rampdown; last merge from jdk8u-dev to jdk8u
- Wednesday, June 26th 2019: Last tag before code freeze
- Tuesday, July 17th 2019: GA; OpenJDK 8u222 released (tag: jdk8u222-ga)
- Thursday, May 30th 2019: jdk8u-dev forest open (tag: jdk8u232-b00)
- Wednesday, August 28th 2019: Rampdown; last merge from jdk8u-dev to jdk8u
- Wednesday, September 25th 2019: Last tag before code freeze
- Tuesday, October 15th 2019: GA; OpenJDK 8u232 released (tag: jdk8u232-ga)
- Thursday, August 29th 2019: jdk8u-dev forest open (tag: jdk8u242-b00)
- 8u212-b03 (GA), April 16th 2019 [Release] [Tag] [Binaries] [Missing changes vs 8u212 of Oracle] (JBS Login required) [Additional changes vs 8u212 of Oracle] (JBS Login required)
Older releases can be found in the archive.
Some filters will only work for users that are logged into JBS.
The jdk8u-dev forest for ongoing development can be cloned using this command:
hg clone jdk8u-dev;sh get_source.sh
The corresponding master forest jdk8u can be cloned using this command: hg clone
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