On what issues could I help clean up for JDK 9

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Fri Dec 2 16:13:12 UTC 2016

This advice reads as "go bother some other mailing list, we're too
busy doing important things". Essentially it ensures that there will
be no new contributors to the JDK (core-libs) because they have all
been sent elsewhere.


On 2 December 2016 at 15:08, dalibor topic <dalibor.topic at oracle.com> wrote:
> 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
> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/adoption-discuss/2016-August/001422.html
> 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 ways.
> cheers,
> dalibor topic
> 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.
>> -Patrick
>>> 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?).
>>> Cheers,
>>> Martijn
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