Update on bug system for OpenJDK (web-discuss)

Matt Fowles matt.fowles at gmail.com
Wed May 25 17:10:23 UTC 2011


I think it should be writable by everyone.  I have in the past had
useful things to add to tickets that I found on the JVM that I did not
bother with because I could not comment on them.  The comments could
go into a moderation queue or require a sign up, but I don't think
they should be restricted to full Contributors.


On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:52 PM,  <mark.reinhold at oracle.com> wrote:
> 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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