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April 2015

Current Version
Previous Version - still valid
Maintenance Release Schedule
Changeover Policy
Previous Version - expired

Current version

Test Suite Version Number Released
on GA
Approved for
Certification
(Branding)
Comments
UNIX and Common Desktop (DCE)

VSC5 5.3.9 7 Apr 2015
UNIX 95 mode
2 Dec 97;
UNIX 98 mode
6 Jan 98;
UNIX 03 mode
23 Oct 03
The POSIX08 and UNIX10 modes are only included in the Northwood (NW) variant.
VSM4 4.1.4 11 Nov 2002 17 Oct 96  
VSRBAC 1.2 2 Sep 2013
TBD Requires VSXgen 4.5 or later.
VSRT 5.4.10 14 Aug 2014
UNIX 98 mode
6 Jan 98;
UNIX 03 mode
23 Oct 03
Requires VSXgen 4.6 or later. The POSIX08 and UNIX10 modes are only included in the Northwood (NW) variant.  The tests from VSART, VSRTE and VSTRC have been merged into VSRT.
VSRT-PSE 5.4.10 14 Aug 2014 POSIX(R) program Embedded version of VSRT
VSTH 5.5.9 14 Aug 2014 UNIX 98 mode
6 Jan 98;
UNIX 03 mode
23 Oct 03
Requires VSXgen 4.6 or later. The POSIX08 and UNIX10 modes are only included in the Northwood (NW) variant.
VSTH-PSE 5.5.9 14 Aug 2014 POSIX(R) Program Embedded version of VSTH
VST5 5.3.2 29 Jun 2005 XPG4 mode
1 Aug 97;
UNIX 98 mode
6 Jan 98
VST5 in XPG4 mode supersedes VST4.1.4.
VSU5 5.3.9

10 Nov 2014

UNIX 95 mode
1 Dec 97;
UNIX 98 mode
6 Jan 98;
UNIX 03 mode
23 Oct 03
Requires VSXgen 4.6 or later. The UNIX10 mode is only included in the Northwood (NW) variant.
VSW5 5.1.8 24 Jan 2008 01 May 96 VSW5 supersedes VSW4.
VSX4 4.7.9 7 January 2015 UNIX 95 mode
28 Aug 07;
UNIX 98 mode
6 Jan 98;
UNIX 03 mode
23 Oct 03
Requires VSXgen 4.6 or later. The POSIX08 and UNIX10 modes are only included in the Northwood (NW) variant.
VSX4-PSE 4.7.9 7 January 2015 NA Embedded Version of VSX4
VSX4-XNFS 4.7.9 7 January 2015 May 94
Requires VSXgen 4.6 or later.
VSX5 5.3.8 7 January 2015 UNIX 98 mode
6 Jan 98;
UNIX 03 mode
23 Oct 03
Requires VSXgen4.6 or later.  The POSIX08 and UNIX10 modes are only included in the Northwood (NW) variant.
C Language Compilers


Perennial

CVSA, Version 11.3
September 2014 For C90
January 1998;
For C99
December 2004

For C90 & C99 testing for C Language V2
Plum Hall
CVS  2014a 1 June 2014
31 Mar 07 For c89/C90, C99, and C11 testing for C Language
POSIX Test Suites


For version information about VSX-PCTS2003, VSPSE54-2003, VSPSE52-2003 and VSC-PCTS2003,
see the POSIX® Certified by IEEE and The Open Group program.
LDAP

VSLDAP
2.5-GA
1 October 2013 15 July 2003

2.3 and above approved for BASE & STANDARD Profiles

Other Test Suites
COBOL CCVS 85 V4.2


Approved for certification, but date not known
NIST SQL suite Release 5
07 Jun 95 07 Jun 95
PCNFS
1.1.3
14 Apr 98
11 Jan 95

VSORB
2.3.1.2
24 Sep 2001 8 Oct 01
For CORBA 2.3
 

Previous version - still valid

Test Suite Version
Number
Expiry date
VSU5 5.3.8 10 May 2015
VSX4, VSX4-XNFS, VSX4-PSE 4.7.8 7 July 2015
VSX5 5.3.7 7 July 2015
VSC5 5.3.8 7 October 2015
CVSA, Version 11.3 11.2 9 October 2015


Maintenance Release Schedule

Test Suite

Beta date

GA date

UNIX and DCE



VSC5

Sept 2015 / Mar 2016

Oct 2015 / Apr 2016

VSM4¹

Mar 2015

Apr 2015

VSRBAC

Aug 2015 / Feb 2016

Sep 2015 / Mar 2016

VSRT, VSRT-PSE

Jul 2015 / Jan 2016

Aug 2015 / Feb 2016

VSTH, VSTH-PSE

Jul 2015 / Jan 2016

Aug 2015 / Feb 2016

VST5¹

May 2015

Jun 2015

VSU5

Apr 2015 / Oct 2015

May 2015 / Nov 2015

VSW5¹

Nov 2015

Dec 2015

VSX4, VSX4-XNFS, VSX4-PSE

Jun 2015 / Dec 2015

Jul 2015 / Jan 2016

VSX5

Jun 2015 / Dec 2015

Jul 2015 / Jan 2016

LDAP



VSLDAP¹

Jan 2015

Feb 2015

 

The above dates are estimates and subject to change. 
¹  A maintenance release will only occur if sufficient bug reports warrant it.


CHANGEOVER POLICY

Q. If a new release of an Open Group Test Suite comes out, do I have to stop using the old release immediately?

A. No, there is a six month overlap period during which applications for product certification will be accepted, based on either the new test suite release or the previous "still valid" release. 
However, The Open Group Quality Manager reserves the right on grounds of quality to insist on the use of the new release (or a patch to the previous release).  See http://www.opengroup.org/openbrand/PR/summary.html#4.3
For further information on our test suites

 

Previous version - expired

Test Suite Version
Number
Expiry date
UNIX and Common Desktop (DCE)


VSART¹ 1.1.8
Expired 7 Jun 2010
VSC5 5.3.7 Expired 7 Oct 2014
VSRT, VSRT-PSE 5.4.9
Expired 14 Feb 2015
VSRTE¹ 1.1.9
Expired 07 Jun 2010
VSTH, VSTH-PSE 5.5.8
Expired 14 Feb 2015
VSTRC¹ 1.1.6
Expired 07 Jun 2010
VST5
5.3.1
Expired 29 Jan 2006
VSU5
5.3.7
Expired 2 Nov 2014
VSW5
5.1.7
Expired 24 Jul 2008
VSX4, VSX4-XNFS, VSX4-PSE 4.7.7 Expired 21 Jan 2015
VSX5 5.3.6 Expired 21 Jan 2015
VSM4 4.1.3A Expired 11 May 2003
VST4
4.1.4
Expired 31 Jan 1998
VSW4
4.1.1
Expired 01 Aug 1996



C Language Compilers


Perennial CVSA (for C90 and C99 testing) 11.0
Expired Sep 2014
Plum Hall CVS 2012a Expired Dec 2014
LDAP


VSLDAP
2.3-GA
Expired 27 Aug 2008

Other Test Suites


PCNFS
1.1.2
Expired 13 Oct 1998
VSJORB 1.10
Expired 26 May 2000
VSORB 1.11
Expired 11 Mar 1999

Notes:
¹  The tests in VSART, VSRTE and VSTRC test suites were merged into VSRT at the time of VSRT5.4.1 release, December 7 2009.


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