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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Harmony Select Milestone One
Date Tue, 25 May 2010 11:14:59 GMT
On 25/05/2010, Jimmy,Jing Lv <firepure@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
>
>       We are very close to publish Harmony5 M14 and Harmony6 M2, what great
>  achievements since we created Harmony project!
>
>       Now we may think about something different, satisfy more requirements.
>  Different application requirement need different JRE - it may differ very
>  much in class-lib modules, providers, and VMs.  Harmony select, say, a
>  smaller, more flexible harmony runtime, may be a good candidate in such
>  environments. We may not follow Oracle/Sun exactly in this runtime, allow
>  more innovations, different modules selections,  and different
>  functionalities to meet different requirements. We may also call for more
>  input from real Java applications, developers, especially hot open-source
>  projects who are the potential customers of Harmony.
>
>       We've already created an initial target in Harmony to build a Select
>  binary. We remove some client-side related modules (like AWT, swing etc) to
>  reduce the size while keep the main functionality for server side
>  applications. This is a startup, very far from the finial versions. However
>  I believe we can start some milestones with defined criterion like standard
>  Harmony.
>
>       For the first milestone of Harmony-Select, I suggest we'd have
>  following criterion:
>  1. build pass on both windows/linux platforms;
>  2. pass all Harmony unit testcases in the selected module on these
>  platforms;
>  3. Choose Apache Hadoop as a real Application test, pass its common test on
>  these platforms for the first milestone.
>
>       Wait for any kindly suggestions, opinions and comments.

May suggest using some of the Commons components as test cases?

For example, Commons Lang, Math, IO, Net?

I know that Math has exposed bugs in Harmony in the past.

These are relatively small codebases, so it should be a lot easier to
debug any failures.

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