introduction and some questions

Logan O'Sullivan Bruns logan at
Tue Feb 28 16:35:26 UTC 2017


I just signed the OCA and had a couple of questions on how to best get
started. I'm a software engineer and have been working in the industry
for a number of years. I currently work for LinkedIn. If you are
curious about the specifics or where else I've worked you can find
most of it here (still need to finish filling in all role descriptions
at some point):

I have a few areas of interest in the JDK but I also just want to make
more of an effort, in general, to contribute back to tools I use and
value. To this end I figured I'd start with some small bug

For a start I've noticed that jshell in jdk9 doesn't currently work
well within the shell mode of my beloved Emacs. A very minor change to
the terminal handling fixes this and I have a patch for the change.
(Which might the dwindling group of emacs lovers happy if it is
addressed before jdk9 goes out.)

For other projects I might find a bug or enhancement
possibility. Fix and test it. File a bug mentioning that I also have a
suggested fix. Then create a pull request referencing the bug.

In this case, I've signed the OCA but I don't see a way to create a
bug? There doesn't seem to be a way to create an account on the bug
database? Where would be the best place to start?


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