Firstly, I agree - this does seem to still be reproducible despite
Kevin's comment that it should have been resolved in JavaFX 8.0 due to
RT-28754 <https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-28754>, so that is
troubling. I'll leave Kevin to comment on that.
Secondly, RT-33954 was closed as a duplicate of RT-28754
<https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-28754>, so it would be better
to leave RT-33954 closed and move discussion (including what you
recently posted) into RT-28754
<https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-28754>. The discussion can
start in there and most probably a new bug will need to be opened (as
RT-28754 <https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-28754> did result in a
code change that at one point appears to have fixed the problem, so
we're possibly dealing with a regression).
Thirdly, whether this is a suitable bug for someone learning the ropes
is debatable. I'll leave Kevin to offer his thoughts, but perhaps you
can propose a patch that resolves this issue for you in your test
scenarios. Also, a good starting point is to develop a simple test
application that helps to demonstrate this issue (preferably the test
case is a single class with no dependencies), and which you can then
share in the jira issue via copy/paste into a comment.
Fourthly, to be a contributor in the OpenJDK requires you to follow a
process to get the paperwork in order. It is wise to get that started as
soon as possible, as it can sometimes take a while. Here's a link to the
process: http://openjdk.java.net/contribute/ The main thing is the OCA.
Finally, welcome! :-)
On 6/04/2014 1:06 p.m., Sandipan Razzaque wrote:
Hi JavaFX devs!
I was wondering how people felt about re-opening this bug? I don't believe
it has been fixed (see my comment).
I'm also happy to work on it. But, let me know if you think my time would
be better spent elsewhere. I'm keen to take on a small bug to just get the
hang of the process and community (I'll be stumbling with mercurial along
the way too!). I think this bug is an ideal candidate for someone just
learning the ropes.
Sandipan Razzaque | www.sandipan.net