Update on bug system for OpenJDK (web-discuss)

Geir Magnusson Jr. geir at pobox.com
Thu Jun 2 12:05:28 UTC 2011

On Jun 2, 2011, at 4:57 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:

> On 01/06/11 19:40, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> On Jun 1, 2011, at 12:28 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>> On 06/01/2011 05:03 PM, Dalibor Topic wrote:
>>>> 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. 
>>> Surely it's better than only the Oracle team.  How could it be worse?
>> Aren't the contributors "the team" anyway?
> I don't know.  This is the first time that anyone has used "the team"
> without qualification.  What's the relevance of this?

Really?  Relevance?  I guess I was just baffled at why the full set of contributors to OpenJDK wouldn't be considered "a crowd" or "the team" or whatever term you want to use for the purpose of bug triage and management.


> Andrew.

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