On what issues could I help clean up for JDK 9
dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Fri Dec 2 15:08:44 UTC 2016
Community-wide 'starter issues' are a better idea in theory, then they
are in practice.
Typically the theory behind them is to mark some low priority issues for
someone else to fix. But in practice, not all low priority fixes are
welcome at all times. See
for a longer explanation why that's the case.
In practice, it's a better idea to focus new contributors' attention not
on what they can do for the large projects with schedules, processes and
all that good, complicated stuff that enables releases to happen, like
JDK 9 or JDK 8 Updates, but on what they can do in the projects that are
in a more exploratory phase, such as Valhalla. Beside exploration of new
ideas being more fun for new contributors, they are also often eager for
the kind of feedback on the new ideas and designs, that comes from
playing with the new toys and often enough, breaking them in interesting
On 02.12.2016 13:53, Patrick Reinhart wrote:
> What was the outcome of that discussion?
> I seem to miss that one. My question comes from the past presentation I gave about contributing to the OpenJDK. And one of the main things was not only to do some local hacking but instead try to solve some small issues, that else would not be fixed because of other more important things.
>> Am 02.12.2016 um 11:45 schrieb Martijn Verburg <martijnverburg at gmail.com>:
>> There's no JBS query that I know of (I think in the distant past we discussed adding a low hanging fruit 'Duke' tag?).
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