OpenJDK Bug Tracking Project Requirements, consolidated list

Roger Lewis roger.lewis at
Wed Mar 30 12:00:51 PDT 2011

I have added an HTML file.


On 3/30/11 5:40 AM, Ulf Zibis wrote:
> Hi,
> I have problems to read the pdf via the Adobe plugin in Firefox. Could 
> you please add a html version?
> -Ulf
> 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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