introduction and some questions

Remi Forax forax at
Tue Feb 28 18:32:59 UTC 2017

And the patch can be backported from 10 to 9 in an update release if necessary. 


On February 28, 2017 7:08:20 PM GMT+01:00, Jonathan Gibbons <jonathan.gibbons at> wrote:
>Although, as Ben noted, the rampdown process for 9 is already well
>the repos for 10 are already open, so anything that may be too late for
>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
>>> started. I'm a software engineer and have been working in the
>>> 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
>>> at some point):
>>> I have a few areas of interest in the JDK but I also just want to
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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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