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Re: NIST-PCTS needs a Debian maintainer



On Sat, Aug 22, 1998 at 12:08:02PM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> I have been looking around for POSIX compliance test suites to use as one
> of the components of the LSB test suite. Many such suites, including those
> provided the TOG, are totally restricted from modification or
> distribution, requiring you to obtain the source from TOG.
> 
> The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) has produced a
> "public domain" suite with focus on FIPS 160 (ISO/IEC 9899: Information
> technology -- Programming languages -- C) The suite can validate header
> files as well as conformant libc functionality, which are major components
> of the LSB requirements as well.

Cool, I didn't realize anything related was in any way free and TOG's stuff
was it.


> While I intend to be using and modifying this test suite for the LSB
> effort, this is an "upstream" effort, and I will need some help from
> another developer who will act as the Debian maintainer of the package. As
> this is probably going to grow into much more the the NIST-PCTS, there may
> need to be a second package for the LSBCTS, which may either include the
> modified NIST-PCTS, or depend upon it as a separate package.
> 
> If someone is already working on the NIST-PCTS they are the "prime
> candidate" for the job.
> 
> Anyone interested?

I'm not already working on it (didn't know about it even) but I am
interested all the same.

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