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  • Present:
    • Paul
    • Alan
    • Joel
    • Jonathan
    • Joanna

Reference Platform

  • Target: IBM Java 1.5 (latest SR) and XP/x86.
  • Developers are expected to unit test on reference platform before check-in.
  • Nightly builds invoke automated test execution on reference platform.
  • Goal to use a second reference platform for better test coverage (target: Sun Java 5 and Linux/x86).
  • Move to Java 6 once a complete test pass is completed to expose initial defects.

Common Test Infrastructure

  • ASF integrated with the TPTP builds (invoked via ANT):
    • Invoke tests.
    • Interrogate results.
    • Generate test reports.
  • TPTP test types:
    • AGR for functional UI testing.
    • TPTP JUnit and TPTP JUnit Plug-in test for unit testing.
  • TPTP build infrastructure:
    • Extract test suites from CVS.
    • Provision reference platform (Agent Controller and Eclipse/TPTP).
    • Install and configure Agent Controller and Eclipse/TPTP on the reference platform.
    • Clean-up reference platform.
    • Post test reports (test and code coverage) on TPTP web site.


  • Alan:
    • Reviewed the TPTP Testing Strategy.
    • Reviewed comments and questions with Paul.
  • Jonathan:
    • Completed port of existing profiler automated tests to used the Test Project framework (JUnit tests).
  • Joel:
    • Located a dedicate test machine for the target platform.
    • Reviewing ASF documentation and experimenting with sample code from Joe Toomey.

Delivery dates

  • October 31:
    • Complete the testing process, extending the existing TPTP Testing Strategy.
    • Profiler test suite automation.
  • November 14:
    • Proof of concept (PoC) for integration of ASF and TPTP builds for PMC approval and integrate with TPTP builds.
    • Presentation to TPTP committers.
    • Measure cost savings.
  • November 28:
    • Each project automates their manual test suites and converge existing automated test suites over time to leverage the test infrastructure.
    • Measure cost savings.
    • Report cost savings to PMC.

Action Items

  • Alan: Complete the editions to the TPTP Testing Strategy, resulting in our new test process.
  • Jonathan/Kendric/Paul/Joe Toomey: Assist Joel with integrating the ASF with the TPTP builds.
  • Joel: Integrate the ASF with the TPTP builds to check-out a 'Hello World' TPTP JUnit test suite from CVS, run the test suite on an Eclipse instance running on the target platform, and generate a BIRT report on the test execution using existing sample code, possibly reuse some function from the Test Dashboard.
  • Paul: Determine labor cost (PW) for a) full test pass and b) smoke test pass from project leads.
  • Paul: Encourage Project Leads to automate existing manual test suites.
  • Paul: Book another meeting in two weeks (November 6, 2007).


  • Kiryl Kazakevich (Intel) has expressed interest in joining this initiative, representing the native components (e.g. JVMTI profiler).


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