New Group Proposal: OpenJDK Conformance
David.Herron at Sun.COM
Fri Oct 5 22:40:38 UTC 2007
Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi David,
> On Mon, 2007-10-01 at 07:27 -0700, David Herron wrote:
>> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>> On Monday 01 October 2007 08:58:57 Mark Wielaard wrote:
>>>> This sound great. One idea for this is inviting Stuart Ballard (CCed).
>>>> His japitools http://www.kaffe.org/~stuart/japi/ have been a great part
>>>> of the communities conformance and compatibility drive.
>>> Seconded; Stuart's tools have been invaluable during the development of GNU
>>> Classpath and are equally applicable as general tools for ensuring binary API
>>> compatabillity between releases.
>> We use some similar tools in-house.
> So, how do they compare to japi-tools? How are they used? Are the
> results of running the tools and the source available to the public? And
> are they intended to become free software as part of openjdk?
These are the tools
Seems you need to be a JCP member to access some of those, however the
javatest harness is opensource (as I'm sure you're aware) at
I haven't tried running either japitools or sigtest but on IRC you
pointed me to this site
and I find the reports published there pretty nice and useful.
- David Herron
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