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From Andrew McIntyre <mcintyr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: DB2JCC, was: [jira] Updated: (DERBY-689) Various improvements to compatibility test.
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 19:20:35 GMT

On Nov 9, 2005, at 10:23 AM, David W. Van Couvering wrote:

> I also don't think a release manager should be *required* to run  
> compatibility tests for JCC (although most probably will).  If a  
> particular release manager for a particular release doesn't care,  
> it seems they shouldn't have to.

I don't think a release manager is required to run any tests, period.  
A responsible release manager will surely run some testing to make  
sure that they're not putting forward a broken build, but even that  
is not a requirement. Testing is done by the community, and the  
feedback from their testing is the basis for their plus or minus vote  
for the release. It is up to the members of the community interested  
in compatibility testing to provide those results for any proposed  
release. There is too much testing for a release manager to do all of  
it, so the community distributes the load, and voting provides the  
feedback mechanism.

> That said, I suspect those committers who do care will probably run  
> JCC compatibility tests and vote -1 on a release *if* JCC doesn't  
> work because the currently implementation of Derby is not compliant  
> with the DRDA spec.

Replace 'committers' with 'contributors', and this line of reasoning  
applies to all testing done w/r/t a release, not just JCC-related  


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