It’s just data

OpenJCK

David Herron: Robert Burrell Donkin (JCP: Time For An OpenTCK) and Steve Loughran (Open tests for open standards) discuss their thoughts about an “Open TCK”.  These are interesting thoughts .. ones that make it tempting to conclude that there must be an open TCK for Java...Remember that for Java there are at least four different classifications of test suites that exist:

  1. The TCK’s and the JCK are specifically focused on conformance with the specifications.
  2. The Unit and Regression suite is developed by the Java SE development team.
  3. The performance tests, benchmarks etc, some of which are standard open benchmarks and some of which are in-house benchmarks.
  4. The functional tests developed by the software quality engineering team (SQE).

Again I am talking about the fourth of those, the functional test suites.

Question: why aren’t we talking about #1?

As Mark Wielaard states:

trying to negotiate a special deal for a select private group behind a NDA just doesn’t make sense for a open, distributed, collaborative group effort, especially not if you want to build bridges towards other communities and share efforts. Been there, done that, didn’t like the t-shirt.

Update: David Herron explains: I cannot comment on it.  Understood.


Why nothing specified by the JCP is ever open or free continued

Sam Ruby writes ... David Herron: Robert Burrell Donkin ( JCP: Time For An OpenTCK ) and Steve Loughran ( Open tests for open standards ) discuss their thoughts about an “Open TCK”. These are interesting thoughts .. ones that make it tempting to...

Excerpt from Andrew C. Oliver's Blog at

I said "I am talking about the fourth of those" because of the team I represent.  I represent the Java SE quality team, am planning the OpenJDK Quality team, and therefore what I do is specifically focused on the fourth of those.  There are other people in the Java SE organization who deal with the JCK/TCK issues.  The discussion about the JCK/TCK is very interesting but I cannot comment on it, as there are other people who are working on it.

Posted by David Herron at

Open, community developed, test suite for Java

Robert Burrell Donkin (JCP: Time For An OpenTCK) and Steve Loughran (Open tests for open standards) discuss their thoughts about an “Open TCK”. These are interesting thoughts .. ones that make it tempting to conclude that there must be an...... [more]

Trackback from David Herron's Blog

at

Sam Ruby: OpenJCK

Sam Ruby channeling Mark Wielaard....

Excerpt from del.icio.us/robilad at

JCP: TCK Economics

David Herron posts some interesting material discussing Steve Loughran 's OpenTCK proposal. I’d like to analyse related ideas from a game theory perspective. From Sam Ruby but I’ll save my comments on his post for another time... I’ll return to...

Excerpt from Weirdest Undreamt Use Case at

Add your comment