Group Proposal, for discussion: IDE & Tooling support
christoph.langer at sap.com
Fri Mar 8 08:16:09 UTC 2019
BTW: If anyone is interested in trying Eclipse for OpenJDK Java development, my work can be found here: https://github.com/RealCLanger/OpenJDKEclipseProjects :) I'm open for suggestions & contributions...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Langer, Christoph
> Sent: Freitag, 8. März 2019 00:31
> To: Maurizio Cimadamore <maurizio.cimadamore at oracle.com>;
> discuss at openjdk.java.net
> Subject: RE: Group Proposal, for discussion: IDE & Tooling support
> Hi Maurizio,
> thanks for driving this topic after the discussions in the OpenJDK Committers
> 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 oracle.com> 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
> > 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
> > 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:
> > 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
> > 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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