The Next Great Thing: An Application Framework

Jeff McDonald at
Wed Feb 22 01:35:10 PST 2012

Does that make me the Columbus of the JavaFX open source world? Hopefully
that works out better for JavaFX and Oracle than it did for the native
Americans when Columbus landed :)

I'll read over the OCA and start there.

You answered a number of the organization and structure questions that came
to mind. As I work through the process I can ask better more specific

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Richard Bair <richard.bair at>wrote:

> Hi Jeff,
> > - I'm offering to contribute time and code.
> Hooray! A victim!
> > - Daniel brings up some important questions. What is the game plan for
> > managing contributions? Will Oracle require an Oracle employee as a team
> > lead?
> Basically, you have to sign the OCA (instructions on the home page for
> openjfx / openjdk) and then you can supply patches that can be integrated.
> For the first little while, somebody on the project with commit rights
> (which at the moment is an Oracle person but once we get non-Oracle
> committers it could be anybody -- even you!) will commit the patch.
> Each functional area has a lead already, and they will act as reviewers.
> Ultimately I review all public API, Jasper all visual stuff, and Steve
> Northover handles all of the Glass, Prism, platform integration, etc stuff.
> The full process for API review and so forth is being written up and will
> be on a wiki (when we get one...).
> After a while (the OpenJDK bylaws recommend 8 non-trivial patches or about
> 3 months of contributions) a contributor can be voted to become a
> committer. If the vote passes, then you would be a committer with the same
> rights as any other committer or Oracle employee. At that point we'd even
> want to include you on phone calls with the scrum team and sprint planning
> and so forth.
> > - There are some basic infrastructure and organization choices that need
> to
> > be made. Perhaps they've been made, but I'm unaware. Please don't make us
> > work on :/
> Well, for OpenJFX we don't use But what kind of infrastructure
> / organization choices do you have in mind?
> > - Is there wiki on how to contribute?
> We're working on an OpenJFX specific version. I think Steve N. has the pen
> (but he's on vacation).
> Cheers
> Richard

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