JDK 9 Bug-Deferral Process
This process applies from Rampdown Phase One until the end of the release.
Requesting a deferral
If you own a bug that will not be fixed in the current phase of
JDK 9 development then you can request a deferral as follows:
Update the JBS issue to add a comment whose first line is "Deferral
Request". In that comment briefly describe the reason for the
deferral (e.g., insufficient time, complexity or risk of
fix, etc.). Add the label
Deferrals will not be granted for TCK issues as identified by
tck-red-9. Deferrals are also unlikely for
bugs that prevent release testing.
Reviewing deferral requests
The Area Leads, relevant Group Leads, and the JDK 9 Project Lead will review pending deferral requests on a regular basis, at least weekly if not more often. One of them will take one of the following actions:
Approve the request by adding the label
Reject the request by adding the label
jdk9-defer-no, along with a comment describing the reason for this action.
Request more information by adding the label
nmi" = "needs more information"), along with a comment describing what information is requested.
In any case, do not remove the
JBS query for pending requests:
Responding to actions taken on your request
If you're asked to provide more information for a deferral request then please do so in a new comment in the issue, and then remove the
jdk9-defer-nmilabel so that we see that it's ready for re-review.
If your request is approved then no further action on your part is required.