Contributing bug reports
anthony.vanelverdinghe at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 18:38:31 UTC 2014
I have 2 questions related to contributing bug reports:
- What are the current plans for externalizing the JIRA system?
Around JavaOne 2012, Joseph D. Darcy made some blog posts about it, one
of which says "We don't currently have a firm timeline for
externalization of the JIRA system. Updates will be provided as they
become available."  However, that's almost 2 years ago, so I'm
wondering if there haven't been any updates since, or if I missed something.
- In the meantime, what is the preferred way of contributing bug reports?
Personally, I feel a big hindrance in contributing to the OpenJDK is the
total lack of feedback with the current bug system . As an example:
about 2 months ago I submitted 2 bug reports. But aside from the
automatic e-mail I received upon submission, I have received no feedback
since. Moreover, as far as I know, there is no way for me to find out
the current status of my reports: were they already processed? If not,
where in the "queue" are they? If so, what are the corresponding bug IDs
or why were they rejected? ... So if anyone with access to the current
system would like to enlighten me, I'd really appreciate it. The review
IDs are JI-9012057 and JI-9012058.
While I was subscribed to lambda-dev, I witnessed an alternative: post
bugs to the appropriate OpenJDK mailing list, after which an Oracle
employee files a bug report for it (e.g. ). Maybe lambda-dev isn't
the best example, so: what are the accepted practices here? Can the
mailing lists be used as an alternative to the current bug system while
we wait for externalization of the JIRA system? or would it be deemed
There is also the forum at java.net, pointed to by the JDK snapshot
releases page , but in my opinion it's not very inviting. It contains
spam posts & there's no consistency: some posts get answered immediately
by Oracle employees, while other seemingly legitimate bug reports stay
unanswered for months .
Thanks in advance for any feedback
Kind regards, Anthony
More information about the adoption-discuss