Project Proposal: Code Tools

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Sat Mar 10 19:19:47 UTC 2012

In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines [1], I would like to start the discussion of a new Project to provide tools of use to OpenJDK developers while working on the OpenJDK code base. Such tools currently include test tools and Mercurial extensions; it is envisaged that additional tools will be added over time, subject to the Project Lead's approval.

There are a number of initial candidates for inclusion in such a Project.

* jtreg
      jtreg is the regression test harness for the OpenJDK platform.
      It is currently just available via source bundles [2].

* jtharness
      jtharness is the test framework underlying jtreg [3].

* sigtest
      sigtest is a set of utilities relating to API signature checking [4].

* the Mercurial "jcheck" extension
      jcheck provides simple validity checks on the contents of a changeset

It is expected that most of these tools will have their own separate communities, and so each tool should have its own repositories and mailing list.

-- Jon Gibbons


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