Group Proposal, for discussion: IDE & Tooling support
jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Fri Mar 1 18:05:25 UTC 2019
Sounds good to me.
I presume this will subsume the curiously-named "NetBeans Project"
Group, that never quite gained any traction.
On 03/01/2019 08:28 AM, Maurizio Cimadamore wrote:
> (This is not a call for votes; it is just a call for discussion.)
> At the last OpenJDK Committer Workshop in Brussels, we agreed to set
> up some channel in which to discuss issues related to OpenJDK tooling,
> and, more specifically IDE support. We already have pretty
> comprehensive support for OpenJDK development in both IntelliJ and
> Netbeans, but the main, long standing problem has been one of lack of
> adequate communication and coordination between these various efforts,
> which often led (frustrated) developers to the path of "I'll write my
> own support".
> The goal of this group is, first and foremost, to extensively document
> the alternatives that are already available at present, as well as to
> capture discussions related to tooling support which are currently
> scattered among many mailing list (compiler-dev, jtreg-dev,
> build-dev). After some internal discussions, it feels like proposing a
> group is the right thing to do because: (i) a group automatically gets
> a mailing list and a page on openjdk.java.net - which can be useful
> for communicating within the group and also for publishing the much
> needed documentation; also (ii) a group is not tied to any specific
> set of deliverables (unlike, say, an OpenJDK project), which feels
> right in this case, as IDE support is likely to be a recurring activity.
> We want OpenJDK to be a welcoming place for developers, and I feel
> that improving IDE/tooling support plays a crucial role in reducing
> the activation energy required to start hacking on the OpenJDK codebase.
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