<Swing Dev> 6179357: Request interface javax.swing.tree.TreeModel to have a generic type for nodes
Alexander.Potochkin at Sun.COM
Mon Sep 3 04:56:48 PDT 2007
> Hi Alecander!
> Thanks for your help. I installed the basic environment and started to
> work on this issue.
> Note that the path at
> as well as at
> don't seem to be correct!
> there's only a www directory!
> Instead I checked out
> Is this the correct path to work on the Swing project?
Here you can find all you need for building JDK
Download control hotspot and j2se directories
README-builds.html will help you
There is also build-dev at openjdk.java.net alias
where you can ask any build related questions
> I'will post to this list again when there are more news or questions arise.
> |Alexander Potochkin schrieb:
>> Hello Florian
>> Welcome to the swing-dev
>> The RFE #6179357 is definitely worth investigating
>> we was going to generify Swing for 1.6
>> but unfortunately didn't have enough time
>> Your fixes are welcome
>> Here is the information how to contribute:
>> For now the process is:
>> Become a contributor
>> download openJDK
>> make the fix
>> ask any related questions on this list
>> submit a patch
>> we'll assign a sponsor who we'll review your fix
>> and put it back when it is done
>> The whole process will be simplified when we complete moving to
>> Mercurial repository
>> For this RFE you don't need to file JSR
>> as you mentioned changes should as backward compatible as possible
>> but we'll need the request to the special committee which keeps track
>> of the Java public API, the sponsor will do it for you
>> Please note that we prefer to make the incremental fixes which fix the
>> particular problem, I mean, not to mix e.g. generifying and optimization
>> in one fix but split it to two ones.
>> >I want my
>> > progress to be visible by the public. So what is the best strategy?
>> Work at
>> > openjdk.org? Work at SwingLabs? Start a new project at java.net?
>> The current process doesn't seem to provide much visibility for the
>> public. To make it visible I personally would do the following things:
>> - start a project on java.net
>> (not sure it helps for this particular case)
>> - blog about your progress and discuss it with the community
>> (this is the best way to make your work visible)
>>> I'm interessted in the RFE "6179357: Request interface
>>> javax.swing.tree.TreeModel to have a generic type for nodes". Is
>>> there already someone working on this issue? If not I would like to
>>> help there.
>>> I want to address following issues:
>>> - add generics support to the Swing framework
>>> - provide support for new language features like varargs
>>> - provide better support for the collection framework
>>> - optimize code where reasonable
>>> Do you think this is a good idea? How probable will such a change
>>> make its way to the "official" jdk?
>>> I sent the signed SCA to Sun. So what would be the next steps? I want
>>> my progress to be visible by the public. So what is the best
>>> strategy? Work at openjdk.org? Work at SwingLabs? Start a new project
>>> at java.net?
>>> Should I work on a branch of openjdk? Or should I copy the current
>>> revision to a new repository? What is the easiest/ best way to get
>>> the source back to openjdk?
>>> Is a JSR needed for such a change? Note: the suggested changes should
>>> be backwards compatible (eg. thanks to the "raw type feature" of
>>> generics), as far as I can see up to now. (The only exception is of
>>> course reflection, which can always break if you change an API).
>>> Thanks for your help.
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