Need reviewers - jdk testing changes 6888927

Jonathan Gibbons Jonathan.Gibbons at Sun.COM
Fri Nov 6 23:01:53 UTC 2009

Kelly O'Hair wrote:
>> I like this idea, the time to run a jdk jtreg test has put me off in 
>> the past.
>> BTW, jtreg is the one thing I wouldn't mind having in the tree as it's
>> not something people are likely to have installed.  IcedTea has a cut
>> down copy and that means tests get run.
> I could add some makefile rules that detect when JT_HOME is not defined
> or cannot be found, then do a wget of the jtreg bundle and installs it
> in the build/*/ area for use. Just hate to have that repeatedly done
> over and over. I usually keep the latest jtreg in my own ~/import area
> along with the 1.7.1 ant and latest findbugs.
> Not sure what the best answer is for insuring the latest jtreg is
> available to use.

There's a lot of setup needed for a JDK build, making sure that all the 
stuff is installed -- it's not clear to me why jtreg should be singled 
out for
special treatment.  That being said, it would be nice to have more uniform
support for making sure that everything necessary is available.

-- Jon

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