Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Sep 2004 21:04 UTC
Oracle and SUN Solaris Kernel Developer Eric Schrock is bloging more about the Solaris vs. Linux issue and linux kernel moneky Greg is answering on his blog. More here. Elsewhere, Sun is looking into making OOo's XML format an ISO standard and at license options toward opening the Java source code; here are more thoughts on those, by engineer JBQ.
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RE: tribal wars
by murphee on Tue 28th Sep 2004 10:53 UTC

>This test suit will make things even more complicated than
>they already are.They can never fully assure that for example
>Microsoft or yet another conpany passes the test suit while
>implementing some extensions (aka MSJVM) that contradicts
>with the goals initially in mind.

You seem to be missing the point of a test suite... it's supposed to define what the Java Platform is supposed to behave like. If a JVM+JavaLibraries implementation passes the test, it is compatible. No one cares whether anyone ships additional extensions (BTW: MS got sued by Sun because they *left out* significant parts (JNI, RMI), not because of adding some).