How can I report bugs in OpenJDK?

Robert Zenz robert.zenz at
Thu Dec 3 10:11:05 UTC 2015

There was a discussion to revamp the bug reporting and participation
mechanism to allow more transparency and better feedback from users in
the light of the merge of the JavaFX bugtracker into the JDK one.
Previously the JavaFX bugtracker allowed to create accounts and comment
on all bugs, which is not possible in the JDK one. Though, that
discussion died off fast (or never took really off for that matter) back
then. So you might want to look into the archives for that one, I think
that took part in discuss or web-discuss, not sure.

Also in the openjfx-dev mailing list such a discussion has been
respawned in the light of questioning whether or not JavaFX is a
reliable technology (future wise), you can find it under the title
"Future of JavaFX" in the archives, the discussion is still going on.
You maybe want to participate there.

On 03.12.2015 10:53, Matthias-Christian Ott wrote:
> First of all thank you for outlining the process.
> On 02/12/15 20:07, Dalibor Topic wrote:
>> OpenJDK is not product, so it's not listed as such.
>> Depending on the area you'd like to report the issue in, you would typically pick the Java Platform, 
>> Standard Edition.
> That would mean that I file a bug against Oracle's proprietary Java
> implementation. Of course it almost identical to OpenJDK but how do I
> know without the source code or installing the software and extensive
> testing? Just a remark.
>> "Users without an account can also use to submit an issue. [...]"
>> from
> I see. I had found this page myself but I'm looking for a different
> solution as OpenJDK handles bug reporting from different other Free
> Software projects and very common principles like transparency and
> openness seem to be secondary. I can understand that there is a need for
> quality assurance of bug reports but this can also be achieved in other
> ways as demonstrated by other Free Software projects that are subject to
> major commercial interests.
> To make a long story short: Would it also be permissible and helpful to
> submit bug reports to core-libs-dev@ and ask for the bug report to be
> publicly filed in JBS?
> - Matthias-Christian

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