[Isolate-interest] Re: JSR 121 TCK available
curtcox at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 10:53:10 EDT 2005
"Not what I call an open process."
Better than some, worse than others. Sun appears to be slowly
migrating from JSRs being closed by default to them being open by
The tests are just JUnit tests. In order to compile or run them, you
need the classes that they test. The TCK download could simply
include source for a dummy implementation that runs on Tiger, but
fails all the tests. My guess is that they didn't want to include a
broken implementation. Perhaps there is some JCP reason that a broken
implementation can't be included.
Does the JDistro JSR-121 implementation depend on JDistro? Perhaps
the official TCK could be improved with some of your tests. More
tests are almost always better than fewer.
I've toyed with the idea of providing an implementation of JSR-121
based on Runtime.exec or ProcessBuilder that could be distributed as a
standard extension. It doesn't look like more than a week worth of
work, but it's a week I won't have any time soon.
In order to run the tests, I used Eclipse to quickly produce an
utterly broken JSR-121 "implementation". I thought about publishing
it to this list just to save the curious a small bit of effort, but I
didn't want to violate any of those agreements that I should have read
The whole situation is a bit silly.
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