Quarterly Report for Q3 2014
The Adoption Group has a mailing list, a web site, a wiki and 8 Group Members, of which 6 have been active on the mailing list or contributed to the wiki in this quarter. In addition, 12 Participants have contributed to this Group's discussions in this quarter.
The Adoption Group has not voted on new Members, or sponsored new Projects. It published a quarterly report in this quarter for Q2 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 43 messages in July, 53 messages in August and 37 messages in September 2014, resulting in 133 messages in total.
Notable mailing list threads
In July, the Group discussed suitable approaches for new contributors to get involved with Project Jigsaw and Project Penrose, the installation of OpenJDK 8 via yum & puppet, contributing bug reports, the new SigTest tool, and the mjprof tool.
In August, the Group discussed the Draft Quarterly Report for Q2 2014, expanding its QA outreach, building OpenJDK with CA certificates, the JavaOne Hackergarten, testing of JDK 9 EA build 27, building OpenJDK 9, and a Betterrev rewrite.
Finally, in September, the Group's discussions centered around building OpenJDK 9 and OpenJFX on Debian, OS X & ARM, a JITWatch tool update, and continued to discuss a Betterrev rewrite.
As part of a QA outreach effort by this Group's Members, 34 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 12 new issues in the JDK Bug System, 11 of which could be resolved. One of the issues filed turned out to be a P2 issue, issue JDK-8051012 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 September, the LJC held another successful OpenJDK Hackday, the first since the Devoxx UK conference.
In September, a number of Group Members attended the Java One conference, participated in the Hackergarten and spoke at the corresponding BOF, the User Group Summit and at the conference.
In this quarter, 2 Group Members have updated 4 pages on this Group's wiki.