Group Proposal, for discussion: IDE & Tooling support

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
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.

-- Jon

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 - 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.
> Thoughts?
> Cheers
> Maurizio

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