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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Harmony passes 94% on derby tests.
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:57:00 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> Nice work!
> 
> More inline..
> 
> Leo Li wrote:
>> 467 Tests Run
>> 94% Pass (443 tests passed)
>> 6% Fail (24 tests failed)
>> 5 Suites skipped
>>
>> The main progress focuses here:
>> 1. Harmony classlib fails to load class when user-defined security policy
>> exists. It is due to the sequence of library loading of VM, which has 
>> been
>> resolved now.
>> 2. A new workround for derby tests which allow useprocess to run test or
>> else several testcases might fail due to derby lack these tests when
>> useprocess = false.
>> 3. Derby source code uses the version and the name of java vm to 
>> decide what
>> to do, while current IBM VM has the version of "1.4.2" and the name of 
>> "j9",
>> which has different output on the screen from that of standard RI 1.5. At
>> the same time Derby test compares the output of the iteractive test 
>> scripts
>> to that of expected. I have made some slight modification in its source
>> code, but I have not throughly change this odd behavior, ...,too much:(
> 
> Have you approached the derby community with the changes?

Derby is moving to a pure JUnit based world, so it is probably not worth 
a lot of effort patching up the old harness to run with Harmony. One of 
the reasons to kill the old harness is that how to run with a new vm is 
not obvious.

http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/KillDerbyTestHarness


Dan.


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