Move Google Getting Started Docs to OpenJDK Wiki?

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at
Sat Apr 12 13:38:47 UTC 2014

Hi all,

To follow on from this we'll start migrating one page / section at a time -
the build group would like us to help update their documentation, so we'll
coordinate with them once we hit those pages / sections.


On 8 April 2014 08:41, Martijn Verburg <martijnverburg at> wrote:

> Hi Sunny,
> Thanks! I think the best place to start is to review the existing build
> documentation that comes with the source of OpenJDK vs what you, Mani and
> the adoptopenjdk wiki has. I'd like for us to actually improve *that*
> documentation first and use the wiki to document temporary workarounds and
> rarer situations (perhaps things like fastdebug builds and so forth).
> I notice that the build group has a wiki -
> and in the spirit of us
> helping out other groups and projects I suggest we co-ordinate with them
> and have the vast majority of the build related documentation go there.
>  I've sent them a note.
> Cheers,
> Martijn
> On 8 April 2014 06:33, Chan, Sunny <Sunny.Chan at> wrote:
>> I am happy to contribute to a quick start guide documentation - for
>> example here is my blog entry on how to compile OpenJDK on Windows
>> (probably need updating!)
>> Perhaps an outline like this:
>> 1) Prerequisite environment
>> 2) Initial setup (e.g. getting the VM, etc)
>> 3) How to compile, what are the options
>> 4) Different type of builds (what is fastdebug? Etc)
>> 5) How to start contributing (What bug to work on, etc)
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 01:48:30 -0700
>> From: Richard Warburton <richard.warburton at>
>> To: Daniel Bryant <daniel.bryant at>
>> Cc: adoption-discuss at
>> Subject: Re: Move Google Getting Started Docs to OpenJDK Wiki?
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>> Hi,
>> I believe a wiki format would make the documents more navigable, it would
>> > increase shared ownership, and also be a positive step towards making
>> > the wiki a full one stop shop for all things OpenJDK?
>> >
>> So I think the last time I discussed this with Mani and you guys there
>> was complete consensus about moving to a wiki, but the issue was we needed
>> to figure out how to incorporate the information. At the moment we have a
>> sprawl of wiki pages with lots of detailed documentation. This is a good
>> thing, but there's also need for a "quick start guide" type wiki page. So
>> its not just integrating the google doc into the wiki, but figuring out
>> how/where the information should lie.
>> regards,
>>   Richard Warburton
>>   @RichardWarburto <>

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