Quarterly Report for Q2 2014
The Adoption Group has a mailing list, a web site, a wiki and 8 Group Members, of which 8 have been active on the mailing list or contributed to the wiki in this quarter. In addition, 10 Participants have contributed to this Group's discussions in this quarter.
The Adoption Group has not voted on new Members, sponsored new Projects. It published a quarterly report in this quarter for Q1 2014, which is available on its wiki.
Mailing list traffic
In total, 18 Participants have been active on the Group's mailing list in this quarter, posting 74 messages in April, 36 messages in May and 23 messages in June 2014, resulting in 133 messages in total.
Notable mailing list threads
In April, the Group discussed suitable approaches for new contributors to get involved with warning fixing efforts, the improved Project and per-Project repository listings on the OpenJDK Mercurial infrastructure, migration of introductory and other content to its wiki pages, a proposal for build documentation updates, upcoming events, and the draft quarterly report for Q1 2014.
In May, the Group discussed the Draft JEP: JDK Core Libraries Test Stabilization, OpenJDK 8 adoption in Fedora and Debian Linux distributions, the updated Secure Coding Guidelines for Java SE, Betterrev building on CloudBees infrastructure and Java & JDK 8 from a .NET developer perspective.
Finally, in June, the Group's discussions centered around a successful DevoxxUK / "Hack the Tower" OpenJDK hackday.
As part of a QA outreach effort by this Group's Members, 18 FOSS Projects and their developers listed on the corresponding Wiki page have been regularly contacted to announce the availability of Early Access (EA) builds based on various OpenJDK Projects, and encouraged to report back any issues they found during their testing. With about two thirds of the contacted Projects regularly testing such EA builds, a number of issues could be found and fixed in time prior to a release.
In this quarter, developers from participating projects filed 8 new issues in the JDK Bug System, 6 of which could be resolved. 3 of the issues filed turned out to be P2 issues, like issue JDK-8042589 found by the Apache Lucene development team, and issue JDK-8041481 found by the Groovy development team.
Adoption Group Members led, organized and participated in a number of public events promoting community involvement in the development, adoption and evangelism of OpenJDK projects during this quarter.
In April, the LJC held another OpenJDK Hackday. OpenJDK Hackdays have been a regularly occurring event at the LJC in this quarter, with further events taking place in May and June.
In May, the geecon conference hosted an Early Adopters panel with Adoption Group Member Daniel Bryant.
In June, the Devoxx UK conference hosted a presentation by Adoption Group Members Daniel Bryant and Martijn Verburg focused on OpenJDK adoption.
Looking forward, a number of Group Members plan to attend the Java One conference in the next quarter and speak at the corresponding BOF.
In this quarter, 3 Group Members have updated 5 pages on this Group's wiki.