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From "Benson Margulies" <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to deal with test data from external sources
Date Sat, 22 Nov 2008 16:28:17 GMT
You could go back to the SF contribs and ask them to recontrib with
the usual 'permission granted' box checked in JIRA. Going forward,
that would certainly do the trick.

On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 7:33 AM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 4:44 AM, Grant Ingersoll <gsingers@apache.org> wrote:
>> Only think I can think of is that perhaps you can identify where the docs
>> came from and just have your test script download them?
>
> For the most part the documents are just included in the PDFBox source
> tree and can at best be traced back to the SourceForge issue tracker
> where they were first introduced as examples of problems that people
> were facing. There's typically no indication where the people who
> encountered the issues got the example documents from and whether they
> meant to or had the rights to contribute the documents for inclusion
> and redistribution in PDFBox.
>
> One potential solution would be to leave those test documents to the
> old PDFBox project on SourceForge and instruct people who develop
> Apache PDFBox that they can download the test suite from there and
> include it in the build if they want. If we did that, would it be
> possible to include such an extra test suite in things like CI builds
> on Apache infrastructure?
>
>> How many files are we talking?  Seems like spending time to write
>> independent files that show the issue is the way to go, unfortunately.
>
> We currently have 58 such documents. It'll take some tooling (Acrobat
> and other PDF generators) and probably a few hours of work per
> document to recreate the test suite, so this would be no trivial
> effort. We'll do it if we must, but it would be very nice if we could
> somehow avoid the effort.
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
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