Toshio Kuratomi (a.badger(a)gmail.com) said:
Robyn and I have talked about how the feature process could be
allow for more late work to occur however none of that talk has turned into
anything solid yet. One point that bears on this is that the Feature Owners
must be willing to commit to doing all the work involved in coordination
when they submit something late. In other words, if Java 7 update went in
well before the feature deadline, the expectation would be that packagers
whose packages depended on Java would need to adapt to Java 7. The
expectation now that the Feature Freeze has passed is that the people
pushing Java 7 into the repos would also need to seek out and fix all the
packages that depend on them that are broken.
Would we actually be shipping only 7, or both 6 and 7?