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From Mark Hindess <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Anybody Interested in Running Gump on Top of Harmony?
Date Sun, 31 Oct 2010 12:35:50 GMT

In message <87d3qttqq4.fsf@v35516.1blu.de>, Stefan Bodewig writes:
> On 2010-10-27, Mark Hindess wrote:
> > In message <878w1kawjp.fsf@v35516.1blu.de>, Stefan Bodewig writes:
> >> Hi all,
> >> if Harmony is able to bootstrap and run Ant and run Maven then maybe
> >> running Gump <http://gump.apache.org/> on top of it may be a good way
> >> see where projects have dependencies on Sun libs and where Harmony isn't
> >> working as expected.
> >> Setting up Gump on Harmony likely "only" involves asking infra for a
> >> virtual machine, installing Harmony (preferrably a stable 6.0 build, we
> >> can think about using trunk builds later) and installing Gump.
> >> If anybody is interested I'd be happy to take the lead on the infra and
> >> Gump sides of things but would need some support/hand-holding for the
> >> Harmony installation and the small problems we'll encounter on the way.
> > That would be cool.
> Stefano Mazzocci had this working in the past and Joe Schaefer tossed
> out the idea on a way too long thread on a different list elsewhere
> recently.
> > I'm can help with the Harmony side of things.
> Cool.
> Given the choices of VMs infra could give us most easily it probably
> comes down to Ubuntu (10.4) on VMWare or a FreeBSD jail.  I'm not sure
> how stable you consider the FreeBSD port of Harmony to be, would it be
> better to opt for the VMWare instance?  It would be a 64Bit system in
> either case.

Ubuntu is well-tested.  FreeBSD much less so and Harmony's socket 
implementation needs substantial work on FreeBSD.  So VMWare would be
the most sensible choice.


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