[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] Request for comment: merging the openjdk client groups ?

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Thu Feb 19 00:06:25 UTC 2015

There have been brief internal exchanges every now and again for some 
substantial period
of time (18 months at least) as to whether we should consolidate the 
various JDK client groups
in openjdk. The client groups are considered to be 2d, awt, swing, and 
sound (see
There is substantial overlap and some confusion over the boundaries of 
these areas and
Sound in particular has a very small membership.
So we are floating the idea of consolidating the groups into one large 
strong group (client) where
anyone who is a member of one of the consolidated groups would be a 
member of
the new group. Any project sponsored by the consolidated groups would be 
sponsored by the new client group. There would still be some 'division' 
as I expect the
individual mailing lists to persist. There would only be one 'lead' of 
course and that
might be one consequence worth calling out.

Whether to proceed with the idea will depend in part on the feedback to 
the proposal
which we are soliciting here. So is this something we should pursue ?

-Phil Race.

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