Any update for the bug database?
Phil.Race at Sun.COM
Sat May 19 09:08:55 PDT 2007
In top of that we have dozens of 'boundary' systems - which tap into our
existing bug database
to produce custom reports, provide bulk update mechanisms etc etc. When
to a new bug database system a couple of years ago, even though we had
input into its
design it was a very painful and expensive process. The system was in
design for literally
years and some of it is still having the kinks worked out. I find it
really hard to believe
we could simply move to bugzilla and not have huge consequences.
David Herron wrote:
> This is under discussion how to proceed. The discussion is happening
> across all of Sun's open source projects because we all have similar
> complications. As I understand it the solution is going to serve all
> Sun's open source projects.
> It will be best if there is one pile of bugs to deal with. That
> leaves the question, how do we handle openjdk bugs from the community
> AND handle bugs coming from all the existing channels we already
> have? We have bug fields containing confidential customer information
> we cannot expose, we have security bugs we don't expose due to our
> policies of handling security bugs, etc. These issues are not unique
> to the OpenJDK / Java SE team, but to all of Sun's other software
> Yes, we plan to put "something" better our there. bugs.sun.com is
> showing its age, that's for sure.
> A key flaw with bugzilla is it can target only one release. In our
> existing processes we have multiple release trains executing in
> parallel ... there's what you might call the HEAD release (currently
> called OpenJDK / Java7) and there are what you might call branches for
> each of the prior releases that we produce update releases for (Java
> 6, Java 5, Java 1.4.2, etc). This means we target a bug to one or
> more of those release trains depending on what it is.
> - David Herron
> On May 18, 2007, at 11:35 PM, Neo Jia wrote:
>> As I was told by Jon in compiler mailing list that there would be an
>> update for the code repository, I would like to raise this question
>> again for the bug database. Will it be replaced by something like
>> bugzilla to support the development in open source community?
>> --I would remember that if researchers were not ambitious
>> probably today we haven't the technology we are using!
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