hello, im a new contributor

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Fri Sep 1 07:52:57 UTC 2017

Hi Phillip,

On 1/09/2017 5:28 PM, Philipp Kunz wrote:
> Hello everyone
> I have been developing with Java for around 17 years now and when I 
> encountered some bug I decided to attempt to fix it: 
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-6695402. This also looks like 
> it may not be too big a piece for a first contribution.
> I read through quite some guides and all kinds of documents but could 
> not yet help myself with the following questions:
> May I login to jira to add comments to bugs? If so, how would I request 
> or receive credentials? Or are mailing lists preferred?

You get access to Jira once you become an OpenJDk Author. That also 
gives you access to cr.openjdk.java.net. Until then you will need to use 
the appropriate mailing list.

> Another question is whether I should apply it to jdk9, but it may be too 
> late now, or to jdk10, and backporting can be considered later. Probably 
> it wouldn't even make much a difference for the patch itself.

JDK 10. As you note it is too late for 9.

> One more question I have is how or where to find the sources from before 
> migration to mercurial. Because some lines of code I intend to change go 
> back farther and in the history I find only 'initial commit'. With such 
> a history I might be able better to understand why it's there and 
> prevent to make the same mistake again.

You can not access sources prior to the OpenJDK sources. Those prior 
sources are still proprietary to Oracle and not open-sourced.

> I guess the appropriate mailing list for above mentioned bug is 
> security-dev. Is it correct that I can send a patch there and just hope 
> for some sponsor to pick it up? Of course I'd be glad if some sponsor 
> would contact me and maybe provide some assistance or if someone would 
> confirm that sending a patch to the mailing list is the right way to 
> find a sponsor.

Yes security-dev looks like the right mailing list for that bug.


> Philipp Kunz

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