Call for Discussion: New Project: Developer's Guide(Internet mail)

Jesper Wilhelmsson jesper.wilhelmsson at
Thu Mar 12 14:45:06 UTC 2020

That's good to hear.


> On 12 Mar 2020, at 13:35, felixxfyang(杨晓峰) <felixxfyang at> wrote:
> Hi Jesper,
>   This is badly needed! We ( Tencent) will be happy to contribute too.
> Best Regards,
> Felix Yang
> 在 2020/3/12 上午7:53,“discuss 代表 Jesper Wilhelmsson”<discuss-bounces at 代表 jesper.wilhelmsson at> 写入:
>    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 [1] 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 [2], 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,
>    for discussions and reviews of changes.
>    Thanks,
>    /Jesper
>    [1]
>    [2]

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