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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] POLL : supported platforms
Date Wed, 25 Oct 2006 10:46:35 GMT


Stepan Mishura wrote:
> On 10/16/06, *Geir Magnusson Jr.* wrote:
> 
>     We're a volunteer project, so "supported" is based on interest in
>     community.  Lets be clear by writing down a set of platforms that we as
>     a community commit to support.
> 
>     I think we can define "support" as - "one or more people in the
>     community tests on that platform on a regular basis, there are users
>     that use that platform, and we have people volunteering to find and fix
>     bugs that specifically affect that platform"
> 
>     Just throw things out there and we'll gather the results and see what's
>     popular.  We'll summarize in 3 days.  Please be clear in indicating what
>     you think should be reported.  Don't vote against anything. To start,
>     using a broad brush :
> 
>  
> Geir,
>  
> I'd like to summarize the discussion to put the summary to web-site. I'm 
> going to add something like: "We aimed to support wide range of 
> different platforms. The main criteria if platform is supported or not 
> is that there are people interesting in running test on regular base, 
> reporting build status, finding and fixing bugs for that platform. A 
> list of currently supported platforms can be found at 
> http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/Platforms_to_Run_VM_on. "
>  
> BTW, I think we can also  use as indication if a platform is supported 
> if someone set up Harmony build-and-test infra on the platform and 
> regularly run it.
>  
> Comments? Objections?

That captures my feeling of it, for the most part.  I think it's still 
early - we'll rally around a few now, but as our platform and build 
becomes more portable, I expect more activity and having to revisit this 
question again.

geir

>  
> Thanks,
> Stepan.
>  
> 
>     Windows
>     =======
>     Windows XP x86
> 
>     Linux
>     =====
>     Ubuntu 6 x86
>     Ubuntu 5 x86
>     RHEL  (version ?) x86
>     FC (version ?) x86
>     SUSE (verion ?) x86
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Stepan Mishura
> Intel Middleware Products Division
> 
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