introduction and some questions

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Tue Feb 28 18:08:20 UTC 2017

Although, as Ben noted, the rampdown process for 9 is already well underway,
the repos for 10 are already open, so anything that may be too late for 9
may be a candidate for 10.

-- Jon

On 02/28/2017 09:32 AM, Ben Evans wrote:
> 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).
> Thanks,
> Ben
> 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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