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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] POLL : supported platforms
Date Wed, 18 Oct 2006 13:48:03 GMT
Better :

Supported
Not-Supported
In-Progress


Mikhail Fursov wrote:
> Mikhail,
> I support your classification: it covers all types I can imagine.
> 
> Here is my proposal of naming:
> 1) "not supported"
> 2) "product" or "supported"
> 3) "incubation"
> 
> 
> On 10/18/06, Mikhail Loenko <mloenko@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Well, I think there are at least three categories of platforms:
>>
>> 1) Platforms that we don't care about
>> 2) Platforms that we think work and we want them working
>> 3) Platforms that we want working but they still don't
>>
>> We definitely have to roll back the commits that break #2.
>>
>> We need some 'protection' policy to make it possible for platforms
>> to graduate from #3 to #2
>>
>> And we need some criteria to define how #1 could become #3
>>
>> And we need names for the categories that are not misleading
>>
>> Comments?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Mikhail
>>
>> 2006/10/18, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
>> >
>> >
>> > Mikhail Fursov wrote:
>> > > Mikhail,
>> > > The situation is possible with some Linux clones.
>> > > And if we have such a situation I propose to take into account if we
>> have a
>> > > commiter/volunteer to check this platform.
>> > > If we have a volunteer  - we support it.
>> > >
>> > > Another question is: what if volunteer is gone and no one supports 
>> the
>> > > platform? Will we claim that Harmony no longer supports the platform?
>> >
>> > No - to be supported, we have to agree as a community.  I'm wary about
>> > there being one-person-supported platforms.
>> >
>> > We can easily have two categories -
>> >
>> > a) platforms that we certify as being compatible, and support
>> >
>> > b) platforms that we certify as being compatible, but don't make any
>> > support promises
>> >
>> > geir
>> >
>> > >
>> > > On 10/18/06, Mikhail Loenko <mloenko@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > >>
>> > >> 2006/10/17, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
>> > >> >
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Mikhail Loenko wrote:
>> > >> > > 2006/10/17, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
>> > >> > >>
>> > >> > >>
>> > >> > >> Mikhail Fursov wrote:
>> > >> > > I think if we decide to support a platform then we define
a set
>> of
>> > >> tests
>> > >> > > that
>> > >> > > must pass on that platform after each commit and we do roll
back
>> if
>> > >> they
>> > >> > > fail. That is how I understand "support"
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Lets define support as passing >90% of classlib unit and
>> > >> > smoke/c-unit/kernel in DRLVM
>> > >>
>> > >> It might be a criteria for addition to the set of supported, but
>> can't
>> > >> be a definition.
>> > >> Logically there could be a platform that we don't know, but that
>> platform
>> > >> could
>> > >> pass 99% of the tests, do you think we can support a platform we
>> don't
>> > >> have any
>> > >> idea about?
>> > >>
>> > >> Thanks,
>> > >> Mikhail
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >> >
>> > >> > geir
>> > >> >
>> > >> >
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