OpenJDK Bug Tracking Project Requirements, consolidated list

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at
Wed Mar 30 05:40:30 PDT 2011


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Am 30.03.2011 06:28, schrieb Roger Lewis:
> Hello,
> Thank you for the feedback so far. The requirements that were suggested have been 
> added/consolidated to the list that we will be using to help determine the our choice of defect 
> tracking system[1][2]. This list combines requirements from both the standpoint of OpenJDK 
> developers as well as the community as a whole and internal needs from our quality, sustaining and 
> release management groups.
> What we want to start to do now is to map the requirements to candidate systems; the two options 
> we are looking at are Bugzilla[3] and JIRA[4]. We are starting with these two as from our initial 
> discussions they are the most common choices for open source projects. From our analysis so far 
> either system would meet the majority of our needs but we would like to get input from other 
> projects that are using these systems, and will also be talking over the next couple of week to 
> consultants with experience setting up these systems.
> A key driver for us is the integration of the bug tracking system into the overall OpenJDK 
> infrastructure (code review tool, bug approvals etc.) and how well the system will enable us to 
> build upon the functionality we have had in place since the early releases of Java.  
> We believe that a key element of Java's success has been  the straightforward way in which the 
> community has been able to provide feedback/bugs as this has allowed us to provide a robust 
> implementation of Java.
> From the list of requirements you will see a number of items which require 'customization' as they 
> are not available out-of-the-box from either system. We are writing up more details around these 
> in order that we can better scope the necessary work and will send that out as we finish it.
> We need to drive to a decision as we want to make sure that the system is in place around the time 
> that JDK 7 ships with early instances available as JDK 8 development starts up, given this we have 
> set the end of April as the deadline for the decision.  Please continue to provide feedback and 
> ideas,
>     Roger
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