Community-Help for the core-team in deadline-times

Martijn Verburg martijnverburg at
Fri Nov 20 13:57:17 UTC 2015

Hi Sebastian,

I completely agree!  There was a proposal from this group to build a patch
review/tracking system for OpenJDK, but it did not gain widespread
support.  What this group could perhaps do is split up the mailing lists
and have at least one of us watching all of the mailing list for new
contributors and making sure that their contributions don't get

We could set up a simple table in the Wiki with name vs mailing list and
have the results of the monitoring reported back here and see what sort of
numbers we get in a quarter.

So I'm thinking something like:

Martijn Verburg  - net-dev - Q1 2016 - 5 patches submitted, 3 accepted, 1
rejected due to technical reasons and 1 delayed for more than 14 days due
to lack of core committers.
Mani Sarkar - core-libs-dev - Q1 2016 - 18 patches submitted, 12 under
discussion, 4 accepted, 2 rejected due to technical reasons



On 20 November 2015 at 13:44, Sebastian Sickelmann <
sebastian.sickelmann at> wrote:

> Hello,
> a few days ago i had a chat with Martijn about the actual response-times
> for requests to review and discussion.
> It seems to be that the observed slower response in the last weeks are
> due to javaone, devoxx and the nearing Feature-Complete (FC) date.
> see for details.
> I think it is totally clear that these three events are one reason why
> requests for review and discussion are taking a little bit longer, and
> to clear things up, I am totally fine with this. Even if i ask for
> "help" at this list a few days ago, I am not slowed down in my
> enthusiasm for OpenJDK by this.
> The problem could be that some fresh contributors could get a wrong
> image in such times.
> I would like to help in such times by answering (long unanswered)
> requests by helping contentual where possible or just with the
> explanation why it could take some extra time to get an contentual
> answer. And maybe some readers of adoption-discuss can help in some way
> too.
> I think you also have some additional ideas, what could be done in such
> times from the community. Could you please answer to this mail and write
> about your ideas?
> Your thoughts are also very welcome if you think that this type of help
> I would offer is not advisable
> <>, or any other
> thoughts you have about this topic.
> An naturally the helpers in such a program need to know the
> "near-deadline/bigEvent-work-weeks" to prepare/organise helping. Ideas
> of how we can get this information is very welcome.
> Thanks
> Sebastian

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