[Members] Recap - Official JSF Projects & Certification

Hal Rottenberg halr9000 at gmail.com
Fri May 13 23:42:47 CDT 2005


On 5/13/05, Lucas Nussbaum <lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net> wrote:
> While it is important to certify clients based on XMPP/JEP-compliance,
> I think one important thing is missed here.
> 
> The most common complaints about Jabber clients are their lack of
> documentation, their poor usability, their unfixed bugs, etc. IMHO, a
> client which doesn't provide a certain level of /quality/, even if it
> is totally compliant with each and every JEP, shouldn't get a
> certification.
> 
> Of course, this kind of things is much more difficult to evaluate, but I
> think it has to be taken into consideration while designing this
> certification system.

I'm sorry, I'm replying across 2 or 3 different lists on the same
subject.  My own fault, I guess.  Anyway, be sure to read the poll
thread on JDEV where I've answered your points in part.  Basically
what I said was, "certification is objective and JSF Official is
subjective".

So if a project gets certified all the way to Gold Cert Level 2
XXtreme Turbo, but doesn't have any docs or a lot of bugs, then the
JSF Members (us), at our discretion, could simply not award such a
project with the Offical JSF badge.

Someone also made the point that user's won't care about
certification, and this is probably true.  I think that users /would/
care about subjective analysis and ranking and reviews by the general
public.  I do.

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