Any update for the bug database?

David Herron David.Herron at Sun.COM
Sat May 19 12:57:42 UTC 2007

This is under discussion how to proceed.  The discussion is happening  
across all of Sun's open source projects because we all have similar  
complications.  As I understand it the solution is going to serve all  
Sun's open source projects.

It will be best if there is one pile of bugs to deal with.  That  
leaves the question, how do we handle openjdk bugs from the community  
AND handle bugs coming from all the existing channels we already  
have?  We have bug fields containing confidential customer  
information we cannot expose, we have security bugs we don't expose  
due to our policies of handling security bugs, etc.  These issues are  
not unique to the OpenJDK / Java SE team, but to all of Sun's other  
software products.

Yes, we plan to put "something" better our there. is  
showing its age, that's for sure.

A key flaw with bugzilla is it can target only one release.   In our  
existing processes we have multiple release trains executing in  
parallel ... there's what you might call the HEAD release (currently  
called OpenJDK / Java7) and there are what you might call branches  
for each of the prior releases that we produce update releases for  
(Java 6, Java 5, Java 1.4.2, etc).  This means we target a bug to one  
or more of those release trains depending on what it is.

- David Herron

On May 18, 2007, at 11:35 PM, Neo Jia wrote:

> hi,
> As I was told by Jon in compiler mailing list that there would be an
> update for the code repository, I would like to raise this question
> again for the bug database. Will it be replaced by something like
> bugzilla to support the development in open source community?
> Thanks,
> Neo
> -- 
> I would remember that if researchers were not ambitious
> probably today we haven't the technology we are using!

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