So far I was glad Sun had their protective hands over Java, but I think it is time to open source the jdk implementation. Unfortunately instead it seems a lot of the voluntary blackdown linux porters have been pissed off by Sun by now.
I use this page to follow (and entertain myself with ) with the Java bugs I have stumbled across.
You can directly jump to the Java Bug Parade.
Update 2002-04-26: after a while I have checked the status on all bugs on this page and I must say that Sun has made quite some progress. Note all hope is lost :-).
|No||Bug Id||Submit Date||Synopsis||Status|
|1||4204845||1999-01-21||Remote use of double buffering on JDK 1.2 is very slow||fixed|
|I work for a customer that has bought 4 Sun E4500 with
gigs of memory for some hundred thousend bugs and it turns out
that due to this bug you can't use jdk 1.2.2 or jdk 1.3
Also, one user of Jim installed it on a university server for his collegues who then reported the application is unusably slow.
Not surprisingly this bug is at position 2 in the bug parade right now.
|2||4101910||1998-01-05||Incorrect Frame sizes and locations on Solaris||closed|
|This is my favorite bug. It got all my three little votes.|
|3||4034891||1997-02-26||class does only compile once||fixed|
|Bug filed by myself.|
|4||4266026||1999-08-26||javac no longer follows symlinks||fixed|
|Have been bitten by this as well.|
|5||4371923||2000-10-17||Three keys ><* don't appear in Swing components with German keyboard||fixed|
A killer bug for jdk 1.3 on linux.
I have the same problem on my german keyboard.
Keys that don't work on my German keyboard:
|6||4529843||2001-11-20||javax.xml.transformer.TransformerFactory should not use context class loader||progress|
|Filed by myself.|
|7||4392053||2001-06-25||Window management problems under KDE2 (Linux)||progress|
|Might be fixed for KDE3. File this bug as well, but it was already a duplicate.|
|8||4390238||2000-11-06||JDK1.3 throws OutOfMemoryError when trying to allocate PermGeneration space||progress|
|I wonder if that is the same problem I have regularly when compiling a bigger project on Solaris using jdk 1.3.1_01/02. Sometimes hotspot simply crashes when using javacc.|
|9||4236007||1999-05-06||No character based terminal I/O (like DOS getch()/kbhit() functions)||closed, duplicate of 4050435|
|One of the big short commings of Java. Java could be so nice to develop console based apps.|
|10||4050435||1997-05-07||Improved interactive console I/O (password prompting, line editing)||progress|
|Yes, this is really needed badly, but at least this bug gets quite a number of votes. But again, the request is already more than 6!!! years old.|
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