Update on bug system for OpenJDK (web-discuss)

mark.reinhold at oracle.com mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Wed May 25 16:52:20 UTC 2011

2011/5/25 3:30 -0700, aph at redhat.com:
> On 05/25/2011 11:08 AM, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
>> ...
>> Every time I've had to use Bugzilla I've been amazed at how stone age
>> it is (looking now, it has improved a little, but its still poor). Not
>> that JIRA is perfect - the recent changes added far too much white
>> space and blandness, making the UI harder to use (are you listening
>> Atlassian?). Our views are not important however, what matters is
>> usability by "real world" users that don't write open source.
> I don't believe that.  The usability of the bug database by developers
> is critical.

I completely agree.  The primary users of this bug system are OpenJDK
Contributors.  It will be readable by anyone, of course, but I'm not
sure it should be writable by anyone other than Contributors.

Oracle's intent, by the way, is to continue funding an internal team
to triage bug reports submitted by developers and users [1].  Once the
open system is in place I expect many of those reports will wind up in
that system.

- Mark

[1] http://bugreport.sun.com/bugreport/

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