On what issues could I help clean up for JDK 9
martijnverburg at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 10:12:16 UTC 2016
It does come across as a bit Chicken and Egg at times (even if that isn't
the intent). Since this group is meant to help new joiners perhaps as a
starting step we could find a few issues and work on them collaboratively
on this mailing list.
Following Claes's advice, how does this one sound?
Where an internal test is failing
It's an old bug so as per Dalibor's suggestion we could post to core-libs,
start a discussion that we'd like to take a look into this issue (starting
by trying to reproduce it) and see what people say.
On 2 December 2016 at 21:35, Patrick Reinhart <patrick at reini.net> wrote:
> It’s a bit disappointing answer after all.
> All you get told on the various Presentations is that „we need you“, but
> when you actually try to help there seem’s to be nobody that actually
> want’s to mentor new contributors. I know that a new contributors should
> prove in a some way that they are willing to do more than one contribution.
> But on the other hand if I ask for help, I should also do some investment
> on my side.
> The main reason for keeping me on trying to help is the nice response of a
> couple guys like you Stephen, Stuart Marks, Mandy Chung and Paul Sandoz to
> just name a few that actually took the time to help me going.
> I read the post  but only pointing to documentation only seems to me
> not be mentoring
> For me it looks like:
> „We are so busy working, that we got not time to help new guys in getting
> in shape, to take over some of the work“
>  http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/adoption-discuss/
> > Am 02.12.2016 um 17:13 schrieb Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne at joda.org
> > 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.
> > Stephen
> > On 2 December 2016 at 15:08, dalibor topic <dalibor.topic at oracle.com>
> >> Community-wide 'starter issues' are a better idea in theory, then they
> >> 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
> >> at all times. See
> >> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/adoption-discuss/
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> exploratory phase, such as Valhalla. Beside exploration of new ideas
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >>> only to do some local hacking but instead try to solve some small
> >>> 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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