[OpenDaylight Discuss] [release] Java 11 adoption

Michael Vorburger <vorburger@...>

On Fri, 11 Jan 2019, 11:52 Robert Varga <nite@... wrote:
On 11/01/2019 06:02, Michael Vorburger wrote:
>         I would like to start the discussion around the options we have and
>         preferences of both OpenDaylight projects and our downstreams.
> Speaking officially for Red Hat, we may need a week or so to internally
> discuss and confirm how this aligns with plans and time frames. My
> expectation is that it will be OK, but give us some time, and I will get
> back speaking for us and not just myself. 

Yes and I expect others and our downstreams (like fd.io, ONAP) will need
some time to consider this, too.

If we are to do this in Sodium, the hard deadline is that the TSC must
make this part of the requirement to participate before Sodium release
starts -- i.e. at the TSC meeting of March 7th, 2019 at the very latest.
I have opened https://jira.opendaylight.org/browse/TSC-189 to track that

As promised during our Kernel Projects weekly call on Tuesday, following an internal thread at Red Hat I can hereby state that there is no opposition from our side to going fully Java 11 for Sodium. -- If no other parties have strong objections and we actually go ahead and do do this, then to avoid a "broken world" we should obviously make sure that we actually can successfully build and run and CSIT say at least all managed projects in autorelease on Java 11 .... https://jenkins.opendaylight.org/releng/view/autorelease/job/autorelease-release-neon-mvn35-openjdk11/ verifies that, and after some fixes (thanks Robert, Anil, Stephen, Lori...) is currently stuck in ovsdb due to https://jira.opendaylight.org/browse/OVSDB-476 ...