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From "Xiao-Feng Li" <xiaofeng...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] x86-64 builds (was: Re: [general] M3 - code frozen)
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2007 01:40:19 GMT
On 9/27/07, Stepan Mishura <stepan.mishura@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/27/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Rana Dasgupta wrote:
> > > If we were to add
> > > x86-64 to M3, it would be under disclaimer only( it's a late decision,
> > > and it looks relatively good ), we can't claim that that it has the
> > > stability of the 32 bit distributions.
> >
>
> Yes, the results looks good but I feel that x86-64 platform is far
> from being stable. For example, from my experience the most unstable
> platform is Linux 64bits. I very often have to restart CC or even
> reboot a host to make CC alive.
>
> We may use M3 testing status for x86-64 as baseline for measuring its
> progress and including it to the next release.
> Thanks,
> Stepan.

We should define some stability criteria for the release, so that we
know whether a revision meets or not. So far I don't know what are
"blocking issues" for a stable build.

Thanks,
xiaofeng

>
> > Our milestones are taken to be stable builds of our current
> > functionality; if the stability has not yet been achieved then I think
> > it is fine to keep publishing x86-64 as "snapshot" builds.  Making that
> > platform a 'milestone build with disclaimers' just makes the meaning of
> > milestones confusing IMHO.
> >
> > If we are close to achieving x86-64 stability then having a short cycle
> > to include it in an M4 might make sense.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tim
>


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