Feedback request: OpenJDK Community Innovator's Challenge Grants
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Fri Jan 11 09:57:24 PST 2008
Martin Buchholz wrote:
> Andy Tripp wrote:
>> Which makes me think of another project idea: a project to clean up all
>> the cruft in the bug database. Last I checked, there
>> were over 25,000 bugs, and going through them at random seemed to
>> indicate that most are simple API documentation fixes and
>> clarifications, non-bugs, and other junk. I would bet that most of the
>> active bugs are not being worked and never will be.
>> I'd love to see some iron-fisted person go through and get it down to
>> around 5,000 "real" bugs. But then again, maybe I'm
>> the only one who's bothered by the volume. And I suppose this would
>> require too much work inside Sun also.
> I disagree that the simple documentation bugs aren't also real bugs.
> The bug database is a valuable resource to the project.
> It is true that certain areas of the bug database languish,
> but this is often because a maintainer has left or is not
> motivated to work on the bug database. But who knows?
> A future maintainer might actually enjoy bug-fixing (as I do).
> The best way to reduce the number of "trivial bugs" is to fix them.
> And the best way to encourage bug-fixing is making it easy (and fun!).
Yes, I agree. I meant that someone should get the number of existing
bugs way down by
actually fixing them - blasting through and quickly fixing all the easy
I would love to see if I could fix a few thousand trivial bugs very
quickly all by myself.
The problem is, that just isn't possible with the current overhead.
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