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Blog Archive for robogeek during September 2006

Mark Reinhold: Source-code management for an open JDK, Kelly O'Hair: Teamware, Mercurial, and SCCS revs that go bump in the night and Martin Englund: Migrating from TeamWare to a new SCM have posted a series of blogs (linked above) talking about the source code managment thinking as we move to the open JDK project. I don't have much to add to what they've said. I just wanted to give them a...
Anybody interested in the JDK 7 planning should go to Danny Coward's recent blog posting: Channeling Java SE 7. It's a good overview of the planning, of the planning process, some of the high level themes and directions that we intend to take with the next major release of the JDK. Doing the planning for a Java release is a very complicated process. As Danny says, it involves input from...
Hey Everybody, thank you for the great comments and discussion on my previous posting. I have one aspect to the question I'd like to raise. Like I said, we have an internal bug system. The current Bug Parade is derived from that internal bug system. The new bug system would also need to interface with the internal bug system. It seems like it wouldn't work very well to have two independant...
Hi all, as we're getting ready to start launching the open sourced JDK project we have a number of questions that are being pondered. The question at the top of my mind today is the bug tracking system. I would like to open up some discussion with you people as to what you find useful in a public bug tracking system. One of the things I found is this book: Producing Open Source Software which...
I've written more than a few blog entries pondering the strategic goodness possible from supporting multiple languages on the Java VM. Just this morning I was saying to myself, who cares what language is at the top of the stack so long as it's on the Java VM! And this afternoon I learn that we're moving to support JRuby development by hiring the JRuby core developers. The JRuby guys get hired...