Group Proposal, for discussion: IDE & Tooling support

Langer, Christoph christoph.langer at
Thu Mar 7 23:31:26 UTC 2019

Hi Maurizio,

thanks for driving this topic after the discussions in the OpenJDK Committers Workshop.

I would really welcome a mailing list that focuses on IDE integration topics and starting a group seems to be a reasonable way to accomplish this.

I personally spent some efforts into setting up Eclipse for OpenJDK Java development which is probably not quite state of the art in times of IntelliJ but still not as bad as its reputation �� I would love to share and discuss my work in this group/mailing list.

So, when is it going to open? ��

Best regards

> > On 1 Mar 2019, at 17:28, Maurizio Cimadamore
> <maurizio.cimadamore at> 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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