On what issues could I help clean up for JDK 9

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Fri Dec 2 15:08:44 UTC 2016

Community-wide 'starter issues' are a better idea in theory, then they 
are in practice.

Typically the theory behind them is to mark some low priority issues for 
someone else to fix. But in practice, not all low priority fixes are 
welcome at all times. See 
for a longer explanation why that's the case.

In practice, it's a better idea to focus new contributors' attention not 
on what they can do for the large projects with schedules, processes and 
all that good, complicated stuff that enables releases to happen, like 
JDK 9 or JDK 8 Updates, but on what they can do in the projects that are 
in a more exploratory phase, such as Valhalla. Beside exploration of new 
ideas being more fun for new contributors, they are also often eager for 
the kind of feedback on the new ideas and designs, that comes from 
playing with the new toys and often enough, breaking them in interesting 

dalibor topic

On 02.12.2016 13:53, Patrick Reinhart wrote:
> What was the outcome of that discussion?
> I seem to miss that one. My question comes from the past presentation I gave about contributing to the OpenJDK. And one of the main things was not only to do some local hacking but instead try to solve some small issues, that else would not be fixed because of other more important things.
> -Patrick
>> Am 02.12.2016 um 11:45 schrieb Martijn Verburg <martijnverburg at gmail.com>:
>> There's no JBS query that I know of (I think in the distant past we discussed adding a low hanging fruit 'Duke' tag?).
>> Cheers,
>> Martijn

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