[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] Request for comment: merging the openjdk client groups ?
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
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
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
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
which we are soliciting here. So is this something we should pursue ?
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