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From Chip Childers <>
Subject Re: [VOTE][ASFCS40] Drop OVM from the supported HV list for 4.0.0-incubating release?
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:58:24 GMT
On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Alex Huang <> wrote:
> +1  We decided on a time-based release.  Since OVM did not make it in time to make it
a functional product, it should not make it.
> I think this vote should have a better description.  It is more a vote to say OVM did
not make the 4.0 release.  It is not to drop OVM.  The source code is still there.  People
who needs to make it work can still make it work and help contribute it back.

Except that we will really owe it to users to make a point that it's
known not to work in our release notes.  To me, that's a feature drop
for the release.  However, all that is just a debate over wording.

> --Alex
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chip Childers []
>> Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 9:55 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: [VOTE][ASFCS40] Drop OVM from the supported HV list for 4.0.0-
>> incubating release?
>> Hi all,
>> Following up on the OVM discussion thread [1], it appears that we don't have
>> a full consensus yet.  In order to move forward and make a decision as a
>> community, I would like to formally call a vote on this issue.
>> I'm proposing that we drop support of OVM for 4.0.0-incubating.  I am NOT
>> proposing that this drop is permanent.  If someone were to decide that this is
>> important enough to fix / update that code, then I would be in full support of
>> that effort.
>> IMO, we can't block a release just because of preference.  So if you vote -1
>> for dropping support, I would like to know how you can help get OVM fixed
>> (coding, testing, documenting) for the release.
>> So, for the vote, please respond with one of the following:
>> [ ] +1 : we should drop support of OVM from the 4.0.0-incubating release [ ]
>> 0 : you don't have an opinion [ ] -1 : we should not drop support of OVM, and
>> do the work required to get it ready prior to a 4.0.0-incubating release
>> Thanks all!
>> -chip
>> [1]

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