Openjdk6 test suite
brian at experts-exchange.com
Thu Feb 5 14:38:04 PST 2009
I've been working on a patch for openjdk6. Version 0.1.0 was not is a
usable state after all, and I apologize if I wasted any ones time with
this. Nevertheless it gave me the feedback I needed regarding the
process I used to develop it, to continue making forward progress.
Instead of just copying file from bsd-port if they didn't exist in jdk7,
I now reverse engineer the original process of porting from jdk7 to
bsd-port, by taking the linux equivalents from jdk6 as a base, and apply
the differences from the linux jdk7 version and the bsd-port version.
This wasn't terribly easy and lots of hand patching was required. The
upside is patch 0.1.0 produced a build envirnment that was mix between
jdk7 and jdk6 build, and was hard to debug as a result. The next patch
will simulate the jdk6 build process. Version 0.2.0 should come early
I was curious is there were any processes in place to perform
compatibility testing on openjdk7. As I move forward with my
development I think this an important in building or own confidence
level as well as the confidence of others. I found source versions of
the JCK, but nothings seems to be available to download.
I was also curious if anybody has setup an automated build process with
all the supported BSD variations, to help me verify that my patch works
on all BSD variations, and to help in producing quality usable patches
in the future?
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