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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Use AOO under IBM AIX?
Date Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:10:39 GMT
Am 07/29/2013 11:56 PM, schrieb janI:
> On 29 July 2013 23:13, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>  wrote:
>
>> Am 07/29/2013 10:48 PM, schrieb Jörg Schmidt:
>>
>>
>>>   From: Marcus (OOo) [mailto:marcus.mail@wtnet.de]
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   Any AOO binary cannot be installed on AIX as it is not optimized and
>>>> compiled for this operating system. That means first at least one
>>>> developer has to port AOO to AIX.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Just out of interest:
>>>
>>> How much work is this? Some man-days or more?
>>>
>>> ("man-days" means the german "Manntage")
>>>
>>
>> That I wrote "a least one developer" was more a joke. Forget days or
>> weeks, think in many, many months. And don't forget that this has to be
>> tested by the developer first before a QA tester is testing it again. This
>> needs also a lot of time. We want to offer quality, won't we? :-)
>>
>
> +1, I can only add, that my last port job took 1 manmonth (30manntage) and
> was not nearly as big as AOO.
>
> The problem wth aix is  that is tried to cope with all standards at one
> time. Just a simple example, you would need to get jre6 and jre7 running in
> parallel on a aix box.
>
> The second problem is that the S/390 flavour and the risc flavour of aix
> bear the same name, but the kernels are hugely different (just about as
> identical as windows8 and macOS), but that is normally something only
> developers see.
>
> The S/390 flavour used to support virtualbox and kvm (my info is about 3
> years old), and that could be the hero of the day, with vx your would be
> able to run eg windows7 and install a normal instance of AOO.

Looks really challenging. Thanks for your little insight.

Marcus


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