OpenJDK Code review system - Request for use cases and requirements

Mike Swingler swingler at
Mon Apr 18 09:05:01 PDT 2011

On Apr 18, 2011, at 3:32 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:

> Mohan Pakkurti wrote:
>> Hello
>> I am looking at undertaking some projects to help improve the infrastructure for OpenJDK. 
>> One of the systems that is often requested is an open code review system, and I want to understand what we would want from this.
>> I came across this blog entry and want to get this discussion started again by asking you for input.
>> What use cases would you have for this system?
>> What features would you like to see in this system? What other systems and processes do you see the code review system integrate with?
>> Any suggestions for systems we should consider for this?
>> Do you have any other comments on this topic?
>> Cheers
>> Mohan
> I see all the replies so far are from Oracle folks and it would be good to get input from others too. It may also be useful to see what other open projects are using, if anything.

We use ReviewBoard internally on the Java team at Apple, and are fairly pleased with it's simplicity to post, comment, comment on diffs, revise diffs, and re-comment on other comments. It has easily handled our custom bug tracking system URL format, and my only complaint is that our commits don't auto-close open reviews (but that's not really ReviewBoard's problem).

Mike Swingler
Java Engineering
Apple Inc.

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