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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] IPF functionality
Date Fri, 13 Oct 2006 15:46:24 GMT


Slava Shakin wrote:
> Geir,
> 
> The following scenario illustrates my point (just in case):
> Let's assume that IPF porting group managed to run "hello world" on IPF in 
> the main trunk. The next goal might be a bit more sophisticated workload 
> (like Eclipse). For fast progress towards that goal the IPF porting group 
> will not want any regressions wrt their results in the branch they work 
> with. But patches from other (non-IPF) contributors are not supposed to be 
> tested on IPF and can easily break even building on that platform.

Agreed.

> 
> This is just one more argument for doing IPF porting in a separate branch, 
> at least since some point.
> 
> I admit that maintaining quality and checking for regressions on new 
> platforms is a separate big problem but I believe we could try to avoid it 
> during "incubation" of new platforms.
> 
> Overall I agree we could wait with branch creation until real problems 
> appear.
> 

Great

geir



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