Update on bug system for OpenJDK (web-discuss)

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Tue May 31 09:24:47 UTC 2011

Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> 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.
I definitely wasn't suggesting this :-)   Rather I was saying that some 
of these bug reports can provide useful insight into how some APIs are 
(mis)used and can provide hints that we need to improve javadoc or even 
provide improved APIs to make common things easier to do.


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