The majority was against putting Java 9
into Update 1.
My preference is to have a special release
after Java 9 goes GA where we would also put in JUnit 5 support (assuming
it goes GA on time).
Nick Boldt <nboldt@xxxxxxxxxx> To:
27.07.2017 02:35 Subject:
Finalizing the Eclipse Oxygen.x update
release dates Sent by:
Some time ago , it was proposed to have the following
dates for the Oxygen.x update releases, but that was blocked from being
ratified by some months of debate about what to do about JDK9's release.
Since JDK9 has slipped to Sept 21 , I'd like to ask
again if these are the dates we want to work toward, and if not, what additional
changes are required to make everyone happy. For example, do we want to
adjust the September release's GA date from 09/27 to 09/21 to more closely
align with the JDK9 release date?
If we all agree with at least the .2 and .3 dates (but
further debate is needed for the .1 September dates), I can start putting
at least the .2 and .3 release dates into the Planning Council calendar
and the wiki page  so that everyone can see them and plan accordingly.
Oxygen.3 Checkpoint Wednesday, 01/17 (no EPP packages,
no release) Oxygen.3 RC1 Friday, 02/16 Oxygen.3 RC2 Friday, 02/23 Oxygen.3 RC3 Friday, 03/02 Oxygen.3 RC4 Friday, 03/09 Oxygen.3 Quiet Week Friday, 03/09 - Tuesday, 03/20 Oxygen.3 GA Wednesday,
03/21/2018 Aside: I can also load the Photon milestone dates 
into the calendar if those dates are also approved.