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From Kito Mann <>
Subject Re: [PORTAL] News about the TCK
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:08:10 GMT
Hello Scott,

Great news! I think you guys made an excellent decision.
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On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Scott O'Bryan <> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> For those of you unfamiliar with the portlet-bridge project, it is
> essentially the R.I. implementation of JSR-301 and JSR-328.  For over a year
> some core people have been working on getting the R.I. up to par.  The one
> piece that was missing from this was the TCK.
> Well, Michael Freedman will be announcing the release of Portlet Bridge
> 1.0, which will become the R.I. for JSR-301 pending approvals.  We also got
> the legalities of the TCK release figured out as well and I wanted to run
> things by the developers before putting a release of the project to a vote.
> Essentially, the TCK exists, en total, here at Apache and is run using a
> plugable maven build script instead of Sun's Portal TCK Harness like we were
> planning on using initially.  What this means is that the TCK will be
> downloadable by anyone though the TCK project's svn repository right here at
> MyFaces. To my knowledge I think this is a first for Apache and will
> hopefully pave the way for continued support of the JCP from the Apache
> Community.
> I'd like to start a vote to release the official TCK for JSR-301 tomorrow
> but I wanted to do one final sanity check from the community to make sure
> this is still in line with what people want.  When we talked about the TCK
> earlier, there were many questions as to why this TCK could not exist
> completely in the open source community and, in the end, that's exactly what
> we did.
> Thanks,
>  Scott O'Bryan

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