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From "Xiao-Feng Li" <xiaofeng...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Test] Shall we maintain a individual archive for our classlib unit test?
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 05:33:23 GMT
On 10/17/07, Sean Qiu <sean.xx.qiu@gmail.com> wrote:
> Like some other famous open source project , i.e. derby,eclipse, they will
> release the project as well as a individual jar of their test.
> Gnu Classpath even has sub-project called Mauve which consists of many unit
> test.
> Harmony has so many unit tests that our user can make use of.
> Most user will download our binary release rather than checking out the
> souce, building and testing.
> I guess we can archive a testing.jar for user, so they can test their binary
> jre directly without any building.
> Within a testing.jar and a build.xml, we can run test through one command:
> $> ant -Dtest.jre.dir=${path}/jre
> What's more, there are two kinds of test, some are harmony implementation
> dependent tests.
> And the rest are public api tests.
> We can publish the public API tests for other independent implementation.
> (Though the candidates are hard to find right now.)
> Even RI can use our test if they want.
> Any comments? Suggestions?

Probably a good idea. It should also consider the case that people
developing a module may only care about the tests of that module.


> --
> Sean Qiu
> China Software Development Lab, IBM


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