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From "Adam R. B. Jack" <aj...@trysybase.com>
Subject Re: JDK 1.5
Date Thu, 22 Jul 2004 02:49:19 GMT
Yeah, there is something so rewarding about the 'thank you' one gets 99% of
the time. Human feedback it is. Thanks.

regards,

Adam
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sam Ruby" <rubys@apache.org>
To: "Gump code and data" <general@gump.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: JDK 1.5


> Adam R. B. Jack wrote:
>
> > How do we get the word out about the JDK 1.5 Gump runs?
> >
> >     http://brutus.apache.org/gump/jdk15/
> >
> > Teams may not be shooting for JDK1.5 compliance right now, but if Gump
could
> > do the leg work for them, maybe they'd do minor tweaks if needed. I
could
> > see this help user, but I feel it has to start sooner, not later (so no
> > releases go out w/ minor JDK1.5 nits if could be avoided).
> >
> > Ought we consider notifications? Other ideas?
>
> The way I did this in prior releases was to build it without
> notification, and then personally approach the projects which had
> failures.  I kept a catalog of problems encountered which I dutifully
> submitted to Sun (who had made public claims about being 100% backwards
> compatible - bunk!).  These problems were, of course, summarily ignored.
>
> My experience was that projects by and large were extremely appreciative
> of being given specific and human feedback, and I found the process to
> be very rewarding.
>
> Still, in the case of 1.4, there was a gap of six months to a year
> before everyone felt confortable with making it "official".
>
> - Sam Ruby
>
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