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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] POLL : supported platforms
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:32:02 GMT


Egor Pasko wrote:
> On the 0x20D day of Apache Harmony 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. "
> 
> Stepan, that's "HDK runs on the following platforms".
> DRLVM guys do not use HDK (correct me here). So, I was expecting to
> see: "Harmony (DRLVM) builds and runs on the following platforms".

"Harmony builds and runs on the following platforms"

> 
> "Runs" is something more common than "builds", and we want "builds" :)
> So, we still mean different things when we say "supported". (not my
> fav. word)
> 
> Does it make sense to create a separate page for that or enhance the
> existing one? Or, maybe, it does not make sense at all? ;o)
> 
>> 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.

Yes :)

>>
>> Comments? Objections?
>>
>> 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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