Harness source availability; was: Re: JavaSE 7 build 15 is available at the openjdk.java.net website

Jonathan Gibbons 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?
>> Cheers,
>> Mark
> 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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