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Between 1991 and 1995 the X/Open Company Ltd. and the SunTest division of Sun Microsystems Laboratories have
worked closely with the Japanese MITI's Information-technology Promotion Agency on a project to
conduct research in the area of Automated Test Technology. This research resulted in the
development of a set of tools freely available, under an X Window System-like
copyright and grant of rights.
The Open Group Research Institute was in charge of the development of the second version of the
ADL technology (ADL 2), which provides specifications and tests description languages for
Java, IDL, C++ and C.
This project resulted from a contract between MITI's IPA and the
Research Institute (MRI). The latter subscontracted part of the
development to The Open
Group and Kanrikogaku
Kenkyusyo Ltd (K3 - Japanese pages). The responsibilities of the
different partners were as follows:
- The Open Group
- Development of the core technology.
- Development of extensions for subsystem testing.
- Development of a GUI.
Development of test object libraries.
||ADL 2.1.1 Maintenance release|
|1998 - 2001
||ADL 2.1 supported by The Open Group|
||ADL 2 Released with Java support|
||ADL 1.1 Released|
||ADL 1.0 Released|
||Research project begins|