<Swing Dev> [PATCH] 6463712: JSpinner forwards events from old model
david.gilbert at object-refinery.com
Fri Jul 13 09:07:51 PDT 2007
Richard Bair wrote:
> After both reviewers give it the ok, I can put the bug back. It will
> then take several weeks before the swing workspace is integrated back
> into the main workspace, goes through testing, and pops out in a build.
Thanks for the info. This is a simple patch, so I can easily forget
about it until it "pops out in a build", but if the patch was larger /
more complex, by now I'd have forgotten all the details.
I think an improvement to the process would be to set up a
"contributors" build, and have that run daily against a regression test
suite (or a number of test suites), with results posted automatically to
the OpenJDK web site. Then I could submit my patch, get it committed
"as soon as", wait for the test suite to update and check for
regressions. The key point is that if there are regressions, I'd like
to know about them as quick as possible, so I can rework the patch
(while the bug or whatever is still fresh in my mind). Once I've got a
patch that doesn't break anything obvious, I'm happy to wait through the
long QA process to get it into a real build (or deal with anything that
the QA picks up that the automated regression tests didn't).
I'm sure this is an obvious suggestion, and I'm sure it's being worked
on...but for now the long feedback loop is deterring me from spending
too much time on OpenJDK (which isn't so bad, since I may have a little
more time to look at stuff like JSRs 295/296).
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