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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: API coverage results for Harmony?
Date Sat, 11 Feb 2006 16:20:01 GMT

Stuart Ballard wrote:
> (please keep me cc'd as I'm not subscribed to this list)

Wanna be subscribed?

> First off, I'd like to admit up front that I haven't been following the Harmony
> project very closely and so I'm pretty ignorant about the state of your
> progress, so please forgive any stupid misconceptions I may have.

No problem.

> I maintain a set of programs called japitools
> (http://www.kaffe.org/~stuart/japi/ - not part of the kaffe project as such,
> they just generously offered to host the homepage) which can be used to produce
> (among other things) reports of how well a particular J2SE implementation covers
> the API defined by Sun's reference implementation. In collaboration with the
> Classpath developers I've been producing nightly results of Classpath's coverage
> of each JDK release, as seen for example here (and others linked from the
> homepage):
> http://www.kaffe.org/~stuart/japi/htmlout/h-jdk14-classpath
> http://www.kaffe.org/~stuart/japi/htmlout/h-jdk15-classpath-generics
> I also send out emails to the classpath-testresults mailing list with reports on
> the differences, if any, between each night's results, which is a handy way to
> catch any API coverage regressions that might be introduced, as well as a nice
> concrete way to see progress being made.
> My understanding is that the Harmony project has made pretty significant
> progress on its own class library implementation and I thought you might be
> interested in producing similar nightly reports for Harmony. If you are
> interested, there are a couple of ways we could go about it.

Yes, that would be interesting

> My machine doesn't have the resources to build a J2SE implementation itself so
> for each project I report on I rely on their own nightly build infrastructure.
> (I don't know if Harmony has such a thing set up already; alternatively a
> developer could set up nightly build scripts on their own machine). Ideally (and
> to match what other projects do) the script would also check out the latest
> japitools source code, build it, and run the "Japize" tool to produce a
> "harmony.japi.gz" file, and then make that file available for download
> somewhere. I'd then configure my scripts to download that file and produce the
> comparisons you see (I can also provide those scripts and the JDK japi files so
> if you want to run them yourselves you can - there's nothing secret about them
> ;) ).

We'll get our act together on the nightlies soon (next week?) so maybe 
we can work off of that?

> If running Japize yourselves is a problem for any reason, if you instead made
> your equivalent(s) of rt.jar (and jce.jar and jsse.jar if you have them)
> available for download, I could do the Japize as part of my script too.
> Is there any interest in something like this?


> If you want nightly difference reports sent to some mailing list, please also
> let me know which list :)

harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org :)

> Thanks,
> Stuart.

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