Harness source availability; was: Re: JavaSE 7 build 15 is available at the openjdk.java.net website
Jonathan.Gibbons at Sun.COM
Mon Jul 9 14:04:36 UTC 2007
Most of the source code for jtreg is public, because jtreg is based
upon JavaTest, available in open source as "JT Harness" on java.net.
However, I agree that "most" doesn't quite cut it :-) The primary
reason that we have not yet released the rest of the jtreg source
code is a perceived lack of demand (your email is the first interest
I have seen) and as always, a lack of resources, which together have
lowered the priority on this work.
-- Jonathan Gibbons
On Jul 6, 2007, at 10:21 AM, David Herron wrote:
> Mark Wielaard wrote:
>> BTW. When will the source code for jtreg be released?
> Hi Mark,
> I cannot answer about jtreg source code release, that's a question
> for others to answer. But I am curious for some data which will
> help with a proposal I'm due to make next week.
> Is it required, from your perspective, that the harness source be
> available? If so, why?
> I think there's no legal requirement .. that an open source test
> can be executed by a binary-only harness so long as there's license
> compatibility allowing for this.
> The impending proposal I'm due to make is about release of some
> tests from the quality team. There are various considerations
> under which we are likely to release those tests using a harness
> that's used by the quality team and to keep our cost low the
> proposal is to release this harness as a binary, just as jtreg has
> been released as a binary. It would help me to understand your
> thinking regarding a binary harness.
> - David Herron
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