ACATS 3.1 User's Guide
5.1.1 Contents of the ACATS Delivery
The delivery consists of 1 ZIP archive (set of compressed
files) or 1 compressed tar file. Each ZIP archive or compressed tar file
contains compressed versions of ACATS software (test, foundation, and/or
support code) structured into a directory tree. Files must be extracted
from the archives. The archive contents is described later in this section.
Usually, some test errors will be noted in the test
suite. If possible, the ACAA will correct the errors and issue a corrected
test. If a correction is not possible, the test will be withdrawn. Withdrawn
tests are not used in conformity assessments. For a period after the
issuance of a corrected test, either the original or the corrected test
can be used for conformity assessment. See the ACAA's procedures [Pro13]
The ACAA also will issue new tests periodically.
As with modified tests, new tests must be available for a period of time
before they are required in conformity assessments.
These changes to the issued ACATS are documented
in the ACATS Modification List (AML).
This list includes a list of all new tests, all modified tests, and all
withdrawn tests, and an indication as to when each will be (or is) required
for conformity assessments. Each version of the modification list is
given a suffix letter. A ZIP archive and tar file containing the new
and/or modified tests is available. The files are named MOD_3_1x, where
'x' represents the suffix letter for the AML version.
These files can be
found on the ACAA's web site:
The AML is also distributed
by e-mail. To receive these lists, join the ACAA mailing list. To do
so, simply send a message to
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