Update on bug system for OpenJDK (web-discuss)

Steve Poole spoole at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu May 26 16:30:10 UTC 2011

On 25/05/11 18:10, Matt Fowles wrote:
> Mark~
> 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.
Yep - completely agree. Low cost of entry please.  Of course there 
should be the ability for admins to remove spam and abusive material etc 
but no artificial barriers based on worries about peoples behaviour.  If 
it comes to it then you can always add restrictions later.

> Matt
> 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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