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Eclipse Temurin Compliance

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 13:13 by Tim Ellison
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AdoptOpenJDK is moving to the Eclipse Foundation, and as part of that move it is being restructured as a number of projects under the Eclipse Adoptium top level project.

The Adoptium top level project encompasses all aspects of producing, testing, and distributing high quality runtimes that are compliant with the Java SE specification.  Demonstrating Java SE compliance requires using the Oracle Java Compatibility Kit (JCK), which is not available under an open source license.  The terms of the proprietary license have been agreed by the Eclipse Foundation Board, and include a requirement that the JCK code be handled, and the testing to be performed, on closed (non-public) infrastructure. 

The Temurin Compliance project is responsible for obtaining, managing, and executing the JCK on Eclipse Temurin binaries under the terms of the JCK agreement.


The scope of the Temurin Compliance project is to:

  • Provide and manage restricted access to the Oracle Java SE Compatility Kit (JCK) materials.

  • Run the JCK as and when directed to do so by the Adoptium project, and report back on pass/fail status of a binary.

  • Operate minimum sufficient private infrastructure to support the efficient running of the JCK in an Eclipse-controlled environment.

  • Interact with Oracle to determine any JCK clarifications, challenges, or exceptions.

  • Keep adequate records of the JCK access and runs to allow auditing by the project, Eclipse Management Organization (EMO), or external groups who need to know.

  • The project will not be making contributions to the JCK test suite itself.


Note that the agreement that governs the access and use of the JCK is between Oracle and the Eclipe Foundation directly.  The interpretation and management of the agreement on behalf of the project lays with the Eclipse Foundation.


The Temurin Compliance project is responsible for obtaining, managing, and executing the Oracle Java SE Compatibility Kit (JCK) on Eclipse Temurin binaries.  The work is done on private infrastructure and using code managed in closed repositories only available to committers of the Temurin Compliance.  The public artefacts produced by this project are limited to an indication of whether a particular Eclipse Temurin binary is Java SE compliant or not.

Why Here?

The Temurin Compliance project is a sub-project of the Eclipse Adoptium project.  It is soley designed to support the work of the Adoptium project, and is not designed as a stand-alone entity to be used beyond the scope of the Eclipse Foundation effort.

Project Scheduling

The project will provide work and resources to match the schedule of the Temurin project.

Initial Contribution

There is no initial contribution relevant to this project area.  The compliance test material will come from Oracle, and be run on binaries produced by Eclipse Temurin using the facilitating technologies available at AQAvit.

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