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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Minutes: JDO TCK Conference Call Friday, Feb 10, 9 am PST
Date Fri, 10 Feb 2006 19:35:44 GMT
Attendees: Martin Zaun, Craig Russell

First, the news.

Michelle Caisse and Michael Bouschen have been elected to the DB PMC.

Congratulations to both of them for this vote of confidence in their  


1. Test status (Michael) 1154 tests, 4 failures, 2 errors; 4 of 48  
configurations fail. The errors are due to the joined subclass  
strategy that JPOX does not support. The failures have JIRA issues  

2. New tests status (Martin) The ThreadSafe class only tests one  
multithread feature. The intent is to add three more methods to the  
test to test that PersistenceManagerFactory.getPersistenceManager is  
thread safe, and PersistenceManager.makePersistent on the same  
instance is thread safe.

A new JIRA JDO-299 has been added to add a signature test for the jdo  
api jar. In case a vendor creates their own implementation of the  
javax.jdo classes and interfaces, these need to be verified. This is  
to cover the JCP requirement that the specified interfaces must not  
be subsetted or supersetted.

Martin has assigned several of the open new test cases to himself.

3. Other issues (any and all)

Release planning: We're targeting the end of February to submit the  
JSR 243 package to the JCP. The spec has to be final but the TCK and  
RI don't have to be perfect. AI Craig: propose the release schedule  
and details.

JDO-246 There is a discussion about how to project Map and Collection  
field types. Craig is inclined to disallow these. AI Craig: respond  
to mail.

Action Items from weeks past:

[Feb 3 2005]  AI Michelle propose  a release test plan and start a  
wiki page. Michelle has put a wiki called ReleaseTesting for review.  
One issue is how to get coverage for platforms. We want to put the  
platform under test (operating system, java version, etc.) into the  
test results. AI Michelle work out how to do this.

[Feb 3 2005]  Martin checked into the NoClassDefFoundError thrown  
during  Class.forName. The result is that JDO implementations should  
catch  not only ClassNotFoundException but in general LinkageError.  
Any of  these Throwables should mean that the class does not exist.  
This  issue came up during resolution of a name in a JDOQL query. The  
JDO  implementation should use "class does not exist" to indicate  
that the  name is not a class. JDO-194 has all the details. AI Craig:  
update  the bug report and add a new test method for this condition.  

[Feb 3 2006] AI Michael W fix list of teardown classes in company   
model reader. JDO-285. But this fix cannot be checked in until JPOX   
is fixed.

[Jan 20 2005]  AI Craig look at new life cycle tests to see if it  
can  fail at the end printing failure messages. AI Craig review the  
spec  updates to make sure the test is consistent. AI Craig: resolve  
the  test case and spec issues.

[Jan 20 2005]   AI Michelle update the JDO releases page to point to   
mirrors for download. AI Craig check in the released beta artifacts   
to the JDO maven repository (create a new releases directory  
parallel  to trunk and branches).

[Jan 13 2005] AI Martin look at the enhancement tests for   
completeness (JDO-64).

[Jan 6 2005] AI: Michael: need to add a public static final field in   
a public class to test fully qualified class name static field in query.

[Dec 23 2005] Query tests (Michael B) Looking at JDO-194 errors on   
Windows that don't happen on Linux. Might be a JRE bug. AI Martin   
file a Java bug so we know that there is a Java issue.

[Dec 23 2005] Fetch depth discussion: The spec needs more  
information  than is there in the PFD. AI Craig get more jdo experts  
involved in  the discussion. In progress. The spec has been updated.  

[Dec 9 2005]: Nontransactional write semantics appear to differ   
between optimistic and datastore transactions. Is this intentional?   
AI: Craig discuss with expert group. Done. It is intentional.
[Dec 2 2005] Inheritance 3 fails. Optimization of inheritance 1  
where  there is no  table for abstract classes. JPOX doesn't support  
it. AI  Craig:  discuss this mapping with expert group. It might be  
an  optional feature.

[Nov 18 2005] AI: BEA to sign the donation paperwork for their test    
suite. Review how to merge their test cases into JDO TCK.

[Nov 4 2005] AI Martin: Update Martin's wiki with discusion of JDK    
1.5 issues. in progress

[Oct 14 2005] AI: Michelle distill the mapping support that JPOX has  
into a list of features that are/are not supported.

[Sep 2 2005] AI: To recruit members, update the web site. Articles   
on  TheServerSide directing attention to the site. T-shirts, logo.   
AI:  Craig write a ServerSide article.

[July 29 2005] AI: Michelle Chapter 18 wiki needs to be updated to    
include all JDO metadata elements and attributes. [not done]

April 15 2005] AI: Brian Topping will do the maven goal for  
creating   and uploading the snapshots. He will create a directory  
parallel to   trunk called "releases" and put the snapshots there.

[May 13 2005] AI: Brian Topping will arrange for automated nightly    

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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