New Group Proposal: OpenJDK Conformance

David Herron 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 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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