Call for Discussion: New Project: Developer's Guide
jesper.wilhelmsson at oracle.com
Thu Mar 12 12:10:50 UTC 2020
Thank you for your support!
> On 12 Mar 2020, at 01:30, Jonathan Gibbons <jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com> wrote:
> This is a great idea. Thanks for starting the discussion.
> The Compiler Group is pleased to sponsor such a Project.
> -- Jon
> On 03/11/2020 04:51 PM, Jesper Wilhelmsson wrote:
>> I would like to discuss the possible creation of the Developer's Guide Project
>> with myself, Jesper Wilhelmsson, as the lead and the Core-Libs, Compiler, and
>> Hotspot groups as the sponsoring Groups.
>> The initial goal of the project would be to create up-to-date guidelines for
>> OpenJDK development and contributions. The intent is to update the existing
>> OpenJDK Developer's Guide  which hasn't been updated since 2012. Parts of
>> the existing guide are in need of updates while other parts are yet to be
>> written. The initial source code for this project will be based on the current
>> OpenJDK Developer's Guide.
>> In more recent years some process related information has been published on the
>> OpenJDK wiki , but this information was never reviewed or approved by the
>> community. Even though large parts of this information may be accurate, it needs
>> to go through proper review before it can be seen as official guidelines for
>> OpenJDK development.
>> Once the initial goal has been reached the project will transition into a
>> maintenance project to keep the OpenJDK Developer's Guide up to date.
>> The OpenJDK Developer's Guide is intended to contain tutorial style texts that
>> give examples and step-by-step directions for common parts of the development
>> process. Strict rules for OpenJDK development are better suited to a process
>> JEP. The development of such a JEP is outside of the scope of this project but
>> will be developed as part of a separate effort in parallel.
>> Initial committers of the Developer's Guide Project include Mark Reinhold, Iris
>> Clark, and Jesper Wilhelmsson. Additional committers may be identified through
>> this discussion.
>> The project will host at least one mailing list, guide-dev at openjdk.java.net,
>> for discussions and reviews of changes.
>>  http://openjdk.java.net/guide/
>>  https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/
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