Update on bug system for OpenJDK (web-discuss)

Dalibor Topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Wed Jun 1 16:03:46 UTC 2011

On 6/1/11 4:43 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 06/01/2011 03:28 PM, Dalibor Topic wrote:
>> On 5/31/11 3:23 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>> If you funnel all bug reports through an internal closed group, you
>>> will have a scaling problem, and there will be a bottleneck between
>>> bug reporters and bug fixers.
>> Thanks for the good explanation. My next question would be wherefrom 
>> to source such a crowd that scales?
> The set of OpenJDK contributors would be a start.

That's a good idea, but the thread so far wasn't very conclusive on 
contributors embracing such a task, unless I have misread it.

Note that I'm not saying it's not worth doing, but I'd like to read 
something more than 'build it and they'll come' to understand why a 
crowd sourced from contributors would scale at that task. 

Numbers showing how well that works (or doesn't) with the IcedTea bug 
tracker and those from downstream distributions for OpenJDK packages 
could be an interesting data point, for example.

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