How to find a proper bug to fix

Andrew Haley aph at
Tue Aug 13 08:17:02 UTC 2013

On 08/13/2013 08:47 AM, David Holmes wrote:

> On 13/08/2013 4:44 PM, Konstantin Perikov wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I join OpenJDK community like a week ago. And already made one "not a big
>> deal" fix. The main problem, that I see - it's really hard to find bugs on
>> You can only search by Bug ID or by some keywords. But there is not
>> filtering by status or JDK version. So, I'll try next bug for me, but spent
>> one hour and don't find anything suitable for me (95% is closed).
>> Tell me, how you search for a bug to fix?
> It might be more productive for you to engage with engineers within the 
> specific area of JDK you are interested in (via appropriate mailing 
> list) to see what suggestions they have for things to work on.

In addition:

Konstantin, we know that it is very difficult for engineers outside
of Oracle to find things in OpenJDK to work on.  This is very much a
work in progress, and in the meantime you'll have to ask the lists.
This is very much something that we (in the Governing Board) want
to get fixed.


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