JavaFX JIRA issues moving to JBS
kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Tue Apr 14 22:20:40 UTC 2015
As most of you are aware, JavaFX uses its own JIRA bug tracker . The
JDK Bug System  (JBS) is the JIRA bug tracker used by the OpenJDK
Community. With the OpenJFX Project being a part of this Community, it
is time for us to move away from our separate bug tracker and make use
of JBS. This will allow us to leverage the greater infrastructure
investments being made and lessen the burden of having to maintain our
own infrastructure, and consolidates all JDK bugs in one place. The
target date for this transition is the second half of May.
The issues currently in the RT project in JavaFX JIRA will be folded
into the JDK project in JBS. Details will follow on the mapping, but
here are the highlights:
- A new "javafx" component will be created in the JDK project
- Most existing JavaFX JIRA components will be sub-components of the
- The mapping from existing "RT-nnnnn" bug ID to new "JDK-mmmmmmm" bug
ID will be maintained by JBS such that searching for RT-nnnnn will take
you to the right JDK-mmmmmmm bug.
A JBS account will be needed to directly report new bugs or comment on
existing bugs. Most application developers will file new JavaFX bugs at
bugs.java.com  just like other JDK bugs. The requirement to get a JBS
account  is to have a role of Author or higher in an OpenJDK Project
(e.g., jdk9 or openjfx).
Our advice to those of you actively involved and participating in the
OpenJFX Project is to consider joining the OpenJDK as a Contributor 
by signing the Oracle Contributor Agreement (OCA) . This is a
necessary first step in contributing to any OpenJDK Project, including
OpenJFX. It allows you to provide patches that we might accept for
OpenJFX, and is also a step along the path to becoming an Author. The
general guideline  is that the Author role may be requested by a
Project Contributor who has contributed two non-trivial patches that
have been accepted and pushed.
As part of this transition, we will enable anonymous viewing of bugs (no
need to login just to look at a bug) and they will be easily searchable
We apologize for the inconvenience caused to OpenJFX Participants by
this upcoming change to the bug database write access policy. We really
appreciate your commitment to improving and growing the JavaFX technology.
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