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From "Morozova, Nadezhda" <nadezhda.moroz...@intel.com>
Subject RE: [general] POLL : supported platforms
Date Wed, 25 Oct 2006 16:46:55 GMT
Ok, thanks all, I see now.
Can I suggest that we define the supported platforms (the term itself +
the list of currently supported combinations) on the site. We can also
keep a Wiki page for related issues.
The platform support info could go to the download-snapshots page.

Thank you, 
Nadya Morozova

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Ellison [mailto:t.p.ellison@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 7:02 PM
To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: [general] POLL : supported platforms

I agree with Salikh -- the wiki will never keep up if you expect such
frequent manual updates.  That's a job for the test results' collator.


Salikh Zakirov wrote:
> Morozova, Nadezhda wrote:
>> My two cents...
>>>> I do not understand the lifecycle of this page. If I report today
>> that
>>> my
>>>> platform works OK, but the next commit brokes it, who will update
>>> page?
>>> IMHO if the next commit breakes the work-ok-platform and if you
>>> it, why not to update the wiki page? Or you can let me know about
>>> bug and I'll make the update:)
>> Do you think we can add a note with the revision number? This way,
>> at least know that the code of XXXX revision worked ok/failed on this
>> platform. Because such tests are done systematically, changing
>> would not take much time to update. 
> -1
> I think this is a conceptually incorrect approach
> to try to keep a relatively slowly changing wiki page up-to-date with
fast-paced commits.
> I believe this approach is doomed, and the status page is going to get
> while it is being edited.
> I would suggest the following "fix" to the approach:
> * Reserve the "supported platforms" notion for the developer releases
or snapshots,
> and do not use the term with respect to SVN trunk
> * Relate the list of "supported platforms" with the release management
>   and describe the status of particular snapshots, and not SVN trunk
in general.


Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)

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