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From "Nathan Beyer" <nbe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [doc] improving porting matrix for Hamony
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2008 00:29:39 GMT
On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 12:16 AM, Alexey Varlamov
<alexey.v.varlamov@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/3/17, Nadya Morozova <nad.morozova@googlemail.com>:
>
> > Hi,
>  > i finally focused on the Supported Platforms page, and created a draft
>  > version [1]. the page consists of a table similar to old Roadmap table +
>  > list of specific windows/linux OSes copied from the Wiki page [2] created by
>  > Alexey Varlamov a while ago.
>  In fact that page was collected by Sveta Konovalova, I just cleaned it up a bit.
>
>
>  > The info may be inaccurate or incomplete. Please respond to this mail or
>  > edit the site directly to update. Is there anything else you wanted to add
>  > to the topic?
>
>  I guess we need to put more details to the table, for clear
>  explanation of the actual  status - e.g. very basic support of IPF,
>  just interpreter (?) for FreeBSD/x86, and no VME at all for PPC or
>  zSeries etc. BTW I guess nobody really tried how Harmony feels on
>  Vista.

Vista has been attempted and failed -
http://markmail.org/message/zcpktosd2n7g7nzl?q=harmony+vista


>  This should hint interested parties which platforms are "almost there"
>  so attract more volunteers, but should not raise groundless hopes and
>  expectations for others.
>
>  Also, I recall there was a hot debate on "supported platform" term
>  definition  - would be nice to extract a paragraph on this topic too.
>
>  --
>  Alexey
>
>
>
>  >
>  > [1] http://harmony.apache.org/supported_platforms.html
>  > [2]
>  > http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/Platforms_to_Run_Harmony_Development_Kit_on
>  >
>  > nadya
>  >
>  > On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 5:24 PM, Oliver Deakin <oliver.deakin@googlemail.com>
>  > wrote:
>  >
>  > > Nadya Morozova wrote:
>  > > > Hi all,
>  > > >
>  > > > iIve been getting requests to make information on supported/tested
>  > > platforms
>  > > > for Harmony code more prominent. AFAI understand, our major statement
on
>  > > > what platforms we work on is the Porting Matrix on the project's roadmap
>  > > > page (somewhere nearer the end, scroll down hard) [1].
>  > > > Do you think we could make this information more visible?
>  > >
>  > > Yes - to me the roadmap page doesn't seem the right place to have our
>  > > current platform status. We should probably have some porting TODOs
>  > > listed there, but I don't think this is the appropriate place for the
>  > > current status to be displayed.
>  > >
>  > > > Creating and
>  > > > maintaining a separate page with porting info could be helpful.
>  > >
>  > > Agreed. It would allow those currently working on new platform ports to
>  > > also give some account of their status and any extra build instructions
>  > > if they wished - although a Wiki page may be more useful for this so it
>  > > can be easily updated. I don't have a strong opinion on how this is done.
>  > >
>  > > > It'd also
>  > > > simplify translation of this info into other languages (i ran into the
>  > > > necessity to link to porting matrix from starting pages on Russian).
Yet
>  > > > another step forward would be to relate the static info on supported
>  > > > platforms with our testing infra.
>  > > >
>  > > > Please express your opinion on whether this should be done. I'd be happy
>  > > to
>  > > > update the site as needed.
>  > > >
>  > >
>  > > If it's possible to make that table more readable, that would probably
>  > > be a good thing too - I don't know if it's just my eyes, but I find it
>  > > hard to see exactly which + and ? belongs to which box! Perhaps a simple
>  > > color coding of each box would be easier to read than a "+" or "?"
>  > > character?
>  > >
>  > > Thanks for volunteering to make this update!
>  > > Regards,
>  > > Oliver
>  > >
>  > >
>  > > > [1] http://harmony.apache.org/roadmap.html#Porting Matrix
>  > > >
>  > > >
>  > >
>  > > --
>  > > Oliver Deakin
>  > > Unless stated otherwise above:
>  > > IBM United Kingdom Limited - Registered in England and Wales with number
>  > > 741598.
>  > > Registered office: PO Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3AU
>  > >
>  > >
>  >
>  >
>  > --
>  > Cheers,
>  > Nadya
>  >
>

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