introduction and some questions

Ben Evans benjamin.john.evans at
Tue Feb 28 17:32:29 UTC 2017

Hi Logan,

Welcome to OpenJDK. One thing we recommend is that new developers
coming from the community can contact the Adoption Group
(, where we can provide more
targetted help.

In general, OpenJDK tends to be a bit more of an "earn your stripes"
community than some others you may have participated in - and that's
partly tied up with the release cycle of major versions.

You've joined at a bit of an odd time, as the rampdown process for 9
is already well underway - so all the committers are very busy &
there's not a lot of scope to get new changes in.

However, I would still subscribe to kulla-dev (the group for jshell)
and explain the bug & your patch there, and see if it can be
classified as a bug of sufficient need to still make the initial SE 9
release (although, at a guess, I would say that's probably unlikely).



On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 11:35 AM, Logan O'Sullivan Bruns
<logan at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> fixes.
> 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?
> Thanks,
>   logan

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