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Re: OpenJDK for Bookworm and beyond

Am Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 12:00:42PM +0200 schrieb Emmanuel Bourg:
> Hi all,

Sorry for the late reply, this got backlogged in my inbox.

> The first point is to plan when we'll switch the default JDK to OpenJDK 17.
> The transition has progressed well, with 113 bugs fixed already, but there
> are still 36 bugs left to fix [1] (this is a much smoother transition than
> the jump from OpenJDK 8 to 11 where we had to deal with over 500 bugs).
> There are no critical issues, the build tools and the main packages all work
> fine. So I suggest that we switch without waiting for the remaining bugs to
> be fixed. I propose to switch on October 31th for Halloween, such that the
> switch will unleash compatibility nightmares and runtime horrors haunting
> those who have ignored the bug reports for months ;) That'll leave
> sufficient time to address the remaining issues before the release.

Sounds good to me! 

> If the Security Team agrees I think we should continue with this strategy in
> Bookworm and ship OpenJDK 21 in addition to OpenJDK 17. The first OpenJDK 21
> EA release will be available in December well before the freeze in March, so
> that fits with the Bookworm release timeline.

That's fine with me (if doko continues to update it in unstable) (and if we
again only have 17 as the default + 21 preview/secondary JRE). And 11 not in


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