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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: TCK Dog
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2008 19:36:10 GMT

I'd be glad to help you transition ... maybe even eager, enthusiastic, 
exuberant :-) !  Thanks Jay!


Jay D. McHugh wrote:
> 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.
> Jay
> 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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