Update on bug system for OpenJDK (web-discuss)

Henri Gomez henri.gomez at gmail.com
Thu May 26 18:50:34 UTC 2011

I'm using JIRA and Confluence during my day works and they team perfectly.

Atlassian offer free licences for OpenSource project so the cost is
not a problem.
You could have powerfull workflows and some add-ons like GreenHopper,
make JIRA even more attractive.

And of course JIRA is a Java application, perfectly suited for a
project like ... OpenJDK isn't it ?

Just my 2cts.

2011/5/26 Steve Poole <spoole at linux.vnet.ibm.com>:
> 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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