Call for Discussion: New Project: Developer's Guide
jesper.wilhelmsson at oracle.com
Thu Mar 12 12:18:53 UTC 2020
Sounds good Martijn. We will likely need help both authoring and reviewing these texts so the more the merrier :-)
> On 12 Mar 2020, at 09:55, Martijn Verburg <martijnverburg at gmail.com> wrote:
> We'd (MSFT) be very happy to contribute (our group is fairly new to OpenJDK, so it's good timing)!
> On Thu, 12 Mar 2020 at 00:30, Jonathan Gibbons <jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com <mailto: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:
> > Hi.
> > 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 <mailto:guide-dev at openjdk.java.net>,
> > for discussions and reviews of changes.
> > Thanks,
> > /Jesper
> >  http://openjdk.java.net/guide/ <http://openjdk.java.net/guide/>
> >  https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/ <https://wiki.openjdk.java.net/>
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