Update on bug system for OpenJDK (web-discuss)

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Fri May 27 10:11:19 UTC 2011

I think it shouldn't be only writable by anyone - it should be
possible to enter bugs which will become visible instantly.

It wouldn't make sense to make the new system writable only by
contributors taking into account that the old system at bugs.sun.com
is already writable by everybody. But the way how bugs.sun.com
currently handles new entries which are first kept private and then
only published after a certain amount of time without any notification
to the submitter is at least insane. That way you can not enter a bug
and then start a discussion about it because you simply don't have a
reference to it. Instead you have to manually poll the system to see
when it finally appears publicly.

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM, Michael Klishin
<michael.s.klishin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> mark.reinhold at oracle.com escribió:
>> 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.
> Mark,
> I think that if the bugs system will be read-only for "regular developers", they will post their issues
> on various mailing lists or won't post them anywhere at all, and in the end it will be significantly harder for everyone, including contributors
> and Oracle employees, to keep track of issues.
> Given that OpenJDK is a pretty large project with many moving parts, that would be a loss-loss situation for everyone, IMO.
> My 2¢.--
> MK

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