Update on bug system for OpenJDK (web-discuss)

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at oracle.com
Mon May 30 23:01:48 UTC 2011

On May 30, 2011, at 10:40 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:

> I'll go out on a limb and also suggest that some percentage of usage bugs from inexperienced developers can be a good thing. It can help identify common pitfalls and could help to improve documentation and APIs.

A big enough pile of usage bugs or hard to reproduce issues can be valuable, and may actually represent
something that should be a bug at some point.
But that data could be gathered or accumulate on an open forum/discussion page.
The catch would be if we can find enough developers to watch the forum/discussion pages and recognize
when it's time for a bug to be filed.

The thought of every forum post or question generating a bug in our database just seems wrong to me.


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