4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2011 5:05 PM by Richard Bair-Oracle RSS

    Call for patches

    Richard Bair-Oracle
      Hey guys,

      Just a note to indicate that the UI controls have been open sourced into openjdk (http://hg.openjdk.java.net/openjfx/2.1/master/rt). All those bugs that have been bugging you? Well, now you can do something about it :-). We're happy for all sorts of patches, from performance to documentation to bug fixes to general cleanup. You'll want to post such things to the http://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo/openjfx-dev list for now, while we're trying to get a controls specific list setup.

      The following query exposes the list of bugs and features for UI controls presently targeted at 2.1. Of course if you have bugs you want to fix that are not in this list, you can certainly head for those as well. http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=project+%3D+RT+AND+issuetype+not+in+%28Sub-task%29+AND+status+%21%3D+New+AND+resolution+%3D+Unresolved+AND+fixVersion+%3D+%222.1%22+AND+component+%3D+Control+ORDER+BY+key+DESC

      You can see the OpenJDK rules and bylaws (http://openjdk.java.net/bylaws). Basically, we ask people to initially contribute patches, and after some number of non-trivial patches, if you're interested, we can call a vote to give you commit privileges. As a rule of thumb this takes about 3 months -- there is some desire to hand commit rights out only to those who have shown a strong commitment to the project.

      Anyway, I know some of you certainly are active on this list and if you'd like to participate in the project itself, the doors are open.

        • 1. Re: Call for patches
          Fantastic news, thanks to the JavaFX team and Oracle for making this possible.
          • 2. Re: Call for patches
            Can this information be placed in a sticky thread so that it is always on the front page?
            • 3. Re: Call for patches
              Has anyone else had problems posting to the mailing list at all?

              I tried one email so far and got a bounce saying I was not a member, yet I'm registered and can log in and am visible on the 'subscribers list':

              openjfx-dev-bounces@openjdk.java.net Dec 4 (2 days ago)

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              • 4. Re: Call for patches
                Richard Bair-Oracle
                I got some moderation email, but I don't have the moderator password! Trying to figure it out.