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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][awt] X11 libs
Date Sat, 02 Dec 2006 17:27:44 GMT

Gregory Shimansky wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> Gregory Shimansky wrote:
>>> Alexey Petrenko wrote:
>>>> Don't you need to specify exact version of library you depend on?
>>> It is up to distributions to care about the exact version of 
>>> libraries that they provide. When they build and test harmony with 
>>> these libraries the exact version will be recorded in the package.
>> Hang on - what do you mean "when they build and test harmony?"  I'm 
>> sure that some distros may do that - get the TCK license from Sun and 
>> test - I'm not convinced it will be many.  It will be up to us, at 
>> least at first, to start doing certified builds for a matrix of 
>> precise versions and distros.  "harmony for linux" isn't going to cut 
>> the mustard.
> I don't think distros will do any TCK testing. They will assume that any 
> build passes TCK as long as we claim that we did pass it.

They can't call it Java then, nor claim it conformant. Only a binary can 
be tested conformant.  The source has no "conformance-ness"

> It is quite 
> different, Java conformance (in the sense of passing TCK) or just 
> another Linux Java implementation along with kaffe and gcj with 
> classpath. Do kaffe and gcj have TCK certification on all distributions, 
> is it really needed?

If you want to call it Java, yes.

> Under testing I meant that distributions will test compatibility between 
> Harmony and the media libraries versions which are used in distribution 
> version.

I can't imagine to what avail if they want Java.



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