Updating OpenJDK project pages

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 15:47:02 UTC 2015

Hi all,

Further to this - I'm asking web-discuss to see if they're willing to:

1.) Put together a list for the group/project leads so they can be
approached for initiatives like this.

2.) Place the web pages in source control so that people can submit patches
to them


Whilst I agree the wiki is more convenient there still have a couple of
issues with this approach:

1.) It's a poor experience for a new developer coming into a project/group
and seeing a more or less blank page with a redirect to a wiki.

2.) The same edit/rights issues remain with the wikis, in that Adoption
Group members who are willing and able (under content guidance from the
project/group) to keep those pages fresh and relevant are unable to do so.


On 18 February 2015 at 16:05, dalibor topic <dalibor.topic at oracle.com>

> On 02.02.2015 10:57, Volker Simonis wrote:
>> Hi,
>> if I remember right, at the time when we set up our PowerPC/AIX
>> project one of the annoyances of the project page was that it couldn't
>> be updated by somebody outside Oracle. That's why we finally decided
>> to put all our project information in the Wiki and only place a link
>> to that Wiki on the project page.
> I think that's the best way of going about it in general - I plan to move
> the 7u pages to the wiki as well, for example. Besides being easier to edit
> by more people, it's simpler to search, diff, etc.
>  If it's still impossible for externals to change their own project
>> page, I don't see how we can effectively maintain and update them.
> That's correct.
> cheers,
> dalibor topic
>  Regards,
>> Volker
>> On Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Martijn Verburg
>> <martijnverburg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I recently worked with Brian Goetz & Gavin Bierman to update the Valhalla
>>> project page (http://openjdk.java.net/projects/valhalla/), which
>>> explicitly
>>> sets the "resources/goals/tone/how to build" for that group (and its
>>> projects).
>>> One of the major aims was to guide new visitors to the Adoption Group for
>>> assistance if they get lost, can't find a sponsor, don't know what
>>> mailing
>>> list to use etc.
>>> I'd like to propose that I/we overhaul all of the OpenJDK project pages
>>> (working with the appropriate group/project lead) to help set goals, show
>>> resources and most importantly offer a place for them to go if they get
>>> stuck.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Martijn
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