[lsb-discuss] LSB conf call notes for 2008-07-30

Theodore Tso tytso at mit.edu
Fri Aug 8 06:30:11 PDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 03:30:43PM -0400, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> My guess is that if it took a significant amount of extra work to get 
> the Java portions of the tests, we would have to decouple those tests 
> from the rest of the framework.  If history repeats itself, this would 
> mean that the tests would never be run in practice until the last 
> possible moment, and might even result in distros electing not to 
> certify.  This would be unacceptable from our point of view.

I could be wrong, but from a legal point of view, I thought the
trademark agreements were that people aren't allocated to call their
bag of bits "Java" until they pass the JCK.  Hence, until they certify
that bag of bits, they could distribute it as "Icedtea", but they
wouldn't be able to distribute packages that install in /usr/bin/java
(and which incorporates the name "java" in the package name) until
they pass the JCK.  Is that correct?

Secondly, while I've never run the JCK myself, I seem to recall from
colleagues of mine that running the JCK can take a full five days to
complete.  If that is true, I'm not so sure that integrating it into
the LSB distribution test kit makes a lot of sense....

    		     	      	      - Ted

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