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OpenJDK Forum?

Darrin Cartwright
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Joined: Dec 27, 2002
Posts: 107
Now that Sun has released Java as Open Source, we should see an increase in the number of developers working on the actual JDK. At least Sun is hoping that happens! It looks successful so far, the web site is down. :roll:
Have there been any thoughts about creating a new forum just for questions related to working on open source Java? The forum could cover questions about hacking the JDK, compiling the JDK from source, and the OpenJDK contribution process (I still haven't figured that one out).
Potential arguments against would probably include: Programming questions about code in the JDK could fit just as well in the other forums. The OpenJDK folks have their own forums, FAQ, etc...
With all that in mind, I still think an OpenJDK forum would be a good fit for JavaRanch. There are lots of places you can go to ask Java questions and get Java information, but people seem to like the community built up around this site.

Thoughts anyone?

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fred rosenberger
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 11955

We usually don't create a new forum until it has been shown there is enough interest. If enough people start posting on a specific area, then one will be spun off, but in the past, it seems if we try and anticipate what's going to be 'hot', it isn't.
[ May 11, 2007: Message edited by: Fred Rosenberger ]

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Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

Yeah, like the time we opened that "Ruby on Rails" forum, nobody went there, I wonder what happened to "Ruby" don't hear much about it anymore.

We never had a RoR forum just kidding there, RoR posts go in the Object Oriented Scripting forum.


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