Call for Discussion: New Project: Developer's Guide

John Rose john.r.rose at
Sat Mar 14 00:21:19 UTC 2020

On Mar 13, 2020, at 6:29 AM, Jesper Wilhelmsson <jesper.wilhelmsson at> wrote:
> The question right now I think is more of the kind; Do we think it would be useful to have an up-to-date developer's guide, and do we think an OpenJDK project is the right way to do that work?

Yes, please.  Thanks for taking this on.  Please see my previous
comments; maybe they are helpful.  I’m particularly passionate
about our poor information capture from the experiences of
new people, and I think this project might consider making
that better somehow, on the grounds that the dev-guide can
a living document, if it can keep its information fresh, and
otherwise will have a short career.

Capturing thoughtful experience reports from new folks
would seem to be the raw material of a healthy dev-guide,
specifically the on-boarding part.  The long-haul part
has similar care-and-feeding requirements, but those
should be satisfied by bug/rfe reports from the group
as a whole.

— John

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