Contributing bug reports

Joe Darcy joe.darcy at
Tue Jul 8 20:55:09 UTC 2014


On 07/08/2014 11:38 AM, Anthony Vanelverdinghe wrote:
> Hi all
> 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." [1] However, that's almost 2 years ago, so I'm 
> wondering if there haven't been any updates since, or if I missed 
> something.

The JBS system was externalized in September 2013:

Overview document:

A person who has author status or higher can read, modify, be the 
assignee of, etc. issues in the bug system regardless of whether or nor 
he or she works for Oracle.

There is no self-service account creation.

> - 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 [2]. 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.

JI-9012057 is now JDK-8042262: Javadoc typo in java.util.Formatter 

JI-9012058 is now JDK-8042551: java.text.MessageFormat selects wrong 
format from the array of formats 

The website is still a reasonable way to submit bugs to 
the JDK team. There are many acknowledged shortcomings in the UX of the 
current system; we do have ideas for improvements, but I don't have 
plans to share at the moment.



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