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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] POLL : supported platforms
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:33:32 GMT


Mikhail Loenko wrote:
> 2006/10/25, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
>>
>>
>> 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.
> 
> Well, we'll probably have to revisit this but if we don't have
> something to revisit
> we'll have to discuss it from the beginning. So, I'm for publishing a
> preliminary
> decision on the site (or at list wiki).

Yes - that's my point.  Lets stop talking about this and get something 
up there.  We'll just fix it as we need to.  It's too early right now to 
polish the nosecone like this...

geir

> 
> Thanks,
> Mikhail
> 
>>
>> 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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