That's nothing new...
As the previous admin of OTN said, this is nothing to do with the OTN forum, the best they could do was to pass the message on to the relevant team... however after a couple of years, if it's still the same, then I guess that team aren't interested or have other things to do.
So did Oracle get my bug report or did it disappear in the nil?
So there is no URL where we can actually see and check the current bug reports (if they really exist)?
Which is currently the best place to post a bug report?
We still have the issue with fonts in Swing and need to get a confirmation if this is a bug: https://github.com/adobe/source-sans-pro/issues/32
Your right, Oracle do now own Java.
But Oracle is a big corporation, with many 'departments'.
Oracle has a support centre for Oracle related bugs.
For the Sun/Java stuff... I don't know, it's not something I use. The fact that the website still points to the bugs.sun.com link and that link doesn't work is what has been shared with the relevant department by the old OTN admin, but it seems that nothing was done about it by the relevant Sun/Java department. Maybe the new admin (Sonya) will be able to help when she's about (as she's in the U.S of A, she usually appears (when she's here) at around 3pm my time (BST aka GMT+1). so about half an hour from now. However it's Friday, and I don't know what days she's about.
Isn't there just a paid support by Oracle? Or is there also somke bug tracker which I can use without paying for a support plan? Come on Oracle, Java is open source and I think you want to get feedback, bug reports and patches.
I hope I will get some feedback very soon about my bug report and the bugs.sun.com website. Let's see what the new admin will say about this.
How can I write her / send her a short message?
> but why?
Because that is a standard business way of handling publicly accessible bug reporting systems.
The fact that someone thinks it is a bug doesn't mean it is a bug. And more importantly what someone enters as a bug doesn't mean they are not misusing the system - they could enter an advertisement for something.
So someone at Oracle must review the bug reports an assess whether it looks like a real report. And it certainly won't be available until then.
And it is certainly possible that they also review bug reports to determine if they are reasonably legitimate. So they make sure that it is actually something to do with a java and not a product, or someone clearly not reading documentation, or clearly duplicating an existing bug, etc.
All that takes time.
I'm sure the admins here are busy with actual problems having to do with their jobs, rather than something they are nice enough to pass on sometimes. Maybe someone over in Java might be able to point you the right way.