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From "Mikhail Loenko" <mloe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Do we want to be bug compatible? (was: Re: newbie to project-where to start from)
Date Mon, 20 Feb 2006 13:01:25 GMT
On 2/20/06, Anton Avtamonov <anton.avtamonov@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/20/06, Gerry Steele <gerry.steele@gmail.com> wrote:
> > It might also be worth nothing that if you are licensed to use the
> > tck, there is an appeal process, so it may be possible to make sun
> > accept deviation from the spec or unreasonable claims in the spec, on
> > their part, on a case by case basis.
> >
> > But i suppose the real test is how well it runs existing applications.
> > If a user finds it more difficult to run their app than with the Sun
> > JVM, then they simply wont use it.
> In general, of course. If I ran my application and found all the
> buttons are in the mess on the wrong places, scrollers don't scroll,
> etc... Yeah, most likely I just stop trying. In the other hand, if I
> have one exception with adequate message which I recognize as a

If you are a user, not a developer that message would not help you.
You will not care whether the bug is in the app or in the Harmony.
The only thing that you'll see is it worked on RI and does not work on Harmony.


> problem in my code... I just say 'great thanks' to those who helped me
> to find it :-)
> Again, it should not be hundreds of exceptions! It may be 1 exception
> per 100 applications... Something like that... Otherwise we will
> identify the problem when testing and decide what to do. Sorry if I
> very optimistic :-)
> Probably we can have some place where everyone will be able to record
> identified deviations? I'm not sure that is really makes sense 'cause
> I can't imagine how to handle such list for the practical value.
> Obviously all serious deviations have to be discussed here.
> --
> Anton Avtamonov,
> Intel Middleware Products Division

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