A small step for me

… but a big step for OpenJDK. OpenJDK can now officially claim to have non-Sun committers! 🙂 Ok, I’m not the first one, but most (or all?) non-Sunnies I’ve seen committing have been ex-Sun-employees.

That was good timing. Not that I care much if I do the commit or some guy inside Sun, as long as I can get a good patch in, but it is a big nice step in the right direction.

Things left to do for OpenJDK:

  • Fix the bug database.
  • Fix the bug database.
  • Really. Do it.


Is it possible to setup Bugzilla that it can have a parent-child relationship with another Bug-DB? Maybe the Bugzilla could be a child of the Sun-internal DB, representing the FOSS subset of bugs of OpenJDK, while Sun internal gets both the stuff from commercial customers and the FOSS bugs, the latter preferably feeded into the Sun DB automatically (by email notification?).

Anyway. I’m quite happy now and celebrate with a beer. Prosit!


6 Responses to A small step for me

  1. Mario Torre says:

    Cheers my friend, for both this big step and for the Challenge! We did it! 🙂

  2. Congratulations on being the first non(ex-)-Sun OpenJDK committer! Thanks for your persistence and suggestions as we work out the kinks.

    As to the bug database, we’re working on it. It’s a tough problem, though, what with Sun’s support organization being so dependent upon the old system. We’ll get there, eventually.

  3. Lars Westergren says:

    Hey, I’ve committed! Though only a few trivial lines, compared to the massive work Roman, Mario and the others have done.

  4. Lars Westergren says:

    I realized of course seconds after commenting that there is a big difference between “submitting” a patch, and “committing” a patch! Glad to see OpenJDK progressing. 🙂

  5. Absolutely huge! Congratulations! To you, and to Sun!

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