Harness source availability; was: Re: JavaSE 7 build 15 is available at the openjdk.java.net website
David.Herron at Sun.COM
Sat Jul 7 01:54:19 UTC 2007
That's good feedback and it will make for an interesting counterpoint
when I talk with my managers next week.
FWIW my thought regarding releasing the source to our (SQE's) harness is
that I don't know how y'all will respond to this harness. If we release
it and you hate it then we will have wasted a lot of man-hours getting
it published. I'm thinking to release the binary, look at the response,
and then act accordingly. But it sounds like you're likely to ignore it
and I won't be able to judge the response ...
- David Herron
Mark Wielaard wrote:
> It would be a shame if you wouldn't release parts if you cannot at the
> moment also release the harness. So please do release as much as you
> feel comfortable with. But don't be surprised if people will want to
> replace the harness with something based on free software. Just like
> they are doing for the binary plugs in the openjdk libraries. It is just
> what people like best, having (and creating) a full set of free tools.
> And in the long run it is also the most pragmatic solution since given
> enough time there will be some reason to want to change or adapt such a
> harness. Maybe it actually has a bug! Or it is missing some feature (and
> you can be sure that day will come the more you rely on it).
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