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From "Stepan Mishura" <stepan.mish...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] POLL : supported platforms
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2006 06:18:46 GMT
On 26 Oct 2006 10:49:10 +0700, 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".
>
> "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)



IMO, it makes sense to fix results of the discussion. From my POV the main
point is how we define "support" and what it means for us. After we agree on
that we can move to details.

Thanks,
Stepan.

>
> > 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?
> >
> > 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
>
> --
> Egor Pasko, Intel Managed Runtime Division
>
>


-- 
Stepan Mishura
Intel Middleware Products Division

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