OpenJDK Bug Tracking Project Requirements, consolidated list

Roger Lewis roger.lewis at
Wed Mar 30 14:54:36 PDT 2011

It was pointed out that the HTML page could not display correctly in 
FF4.0 and in IE. I have regenerated the file and tested it on a number 
of OS/Browser combinations and it has loaded correctly.


On 3/30/11 12:00 PM, Roger Lewis wrote:
> I have added an HTML file.
> Thanks,
> Roger
> 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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