JavaFX JIRA issues moving to JBS

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Tue Apr 14 22:20:40 UTC 2015

As most of you are aware, JavaFX uses its own JIRA bug tracker [1]. The 
JDK Bug System [2] (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 
"javafx" component
 - 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 [3] just like other JDK bugs. The requirement to get a JBS 
account [4] 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 [5] 
by signing the Oracle Contributor Agreement (OCA) [6]. 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 [7] 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.

-- Kevin


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