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From "Jay D. McHugh" <>
Subject Re: TCK Dog
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2008 18:15:51 GMT
I've been referred to as a puppy before :)

But I'd be happy to graduate to TCK Dog.  And, I already have my NDA 
registered.  I am still trying to get my local TCK build environment set 
up though.

But as long as I was able to transition into the role with some help, 
I'll volunteer.


Joe Bohn wrote:
> I've been the TCK Dog for about a year now, through 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 
> and most recently 2.1.  I think it's time for a change.
> This activity primarily involves:
> 1)  Building the images and accounting for changes in the various 
> branches that require comparable changes in the test harness.
> 2)  Applying updated Sun patches, exclude lists, etc... as necessary 
> (this was a bigger issue when we were initially getting certified for 
> Java EE 5 but has since dropped off.  I expect it will pick up again 
> with Java EE 6 in the future).
> 3)  Running tests as necessary for various releases, projects, 
> components, specs, etc...
> 4)  Monitoring/advertising test results
> 5)  Fixing problems in either the harness, test plans, and/or Geronimo 
> code as necessary.
> 6)  Working with other teams that sometimes rely on the Geronimo TCK 
> validation (such as OpenEJB and MyFaces)
> 7)  Summarizing results and criteria for Sun Certification
> We've discussed automating some of these activities in the past (such 
> as running tests with GBuild).  However, I don't believe that is 
> working at the moment so it's pretty much a manual effort.
> Fortunately we now have automated Geronimo Builds and a limited number 
> of tck tests to highlight pervasive problems.   We've also had 
> terrific involvement from the whole team in resolving tck failure 
> issues (thank you to all those that monitor and respond to the TCK 
> list :-) ).
> With 2.1.1 coming up it would be a great time for some new blood to 
> get involved.
> Joe

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