CFV: Project Javadoc.Next

Kumar Srinivasan kumar.x.srinivasan at
Fri Jul 11 01:12:13 UTC 2014

I hereby propose the creation of Project Javadoc.Next with Jonathan
Gibbons as the Lead and the Compiler group as the sponsoring group.

In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines [1], this project will provide
a venue to explore and incubate javadoc feature candidates such as an
Updated Doclet API [2], HTML 5 [3], search capabilities [4] (and
possibly other related topics.)

The initial Reviewers and Committers will be:

* Jonathan Gibbons
* Kumar Srinivasan
* Bhavesh Patel
* Maurizio Cimadamore
* Joe Darcy
* Sonali Goel
* Joel Borggren-Franck
* Mike Duigou

The project will host the following mailing list for developers:


The initial source of this project will be based on a clone of a JDK 9
repository.  Changes from the JDK 9 parent will be synced into periodically.  Similar to Project Lambda, we will follow a
"commit first, review later" policy, as code will not flow directly from
the repositories into the JDK repositories, but instead
will be done by a "curated merge" where select changes are extracted
into new changesets for incorporation into JDK repositories when they
are ready for inclusion.

Votes are due by 07/24/2014, Midnight PDT.

Only current OpenJDK Members [5] are eligible to vote on this motion.
Votes must be cast in the open on the discuss list. Replying to this
message is sufficient if your mail program honors the Reply-To header.

For Lazy Consensus voting instructions, see [6].

Kumar Srinivasan


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