Are JBS' policies flexible enough to welcome the JavaFX community?

Mario Torre neugens at
Mon Apr 20 08:55:33 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2015-04-17 at 11:24 +0200, Fabrizio Giudici wrote:
> I can't speak in number, because I only have my perspective, and the one  
> of customers. But comments about workarounds are fundamental to me - let  
> me add: even the lack of comments about workarounds, because in the end  
> what one needs is to have his app working

But I don't think this is the bug database role, this is for a knowledge
base forum.

A bug database is a place to file bugs, not to offer customer support or
workarounds, offering workarounds in a bug report should be limited to a
minimum and only for particularly nasty, widespread, or un-fixable bugs.

If the JavaFX Community needs such a place, it should create a separate
tracking system that offer workarounds and help triaging those bugs into
the main bug database.

Ultimately, while the JBS rules are not the best around (even for
OpenJDK use, as Andrew Haley noted), and I'm all in favor of
reconsidering them to be more open, it seems to me that what the OpenJFX
community needs more at this stage is a bridge between the two worlds,
rather than a more open bug database.

Somebody should perhaps consider to join the Adoption group (I think
this would be the appropriate place) and use this as a way to fill the


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