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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Build/Test CHICKEN on AIX

From: Mario Domenech Goulart
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Build/Test CHICKEN on AIX
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:56:27 +0000
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On Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:27:45 +0100 Peter Bex <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 12:22:22PM +0000, Mario Domenech Goulart wrote:
>> On Sat, 26 Oct 2013 22:31:51 -0600 Erik Falor <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Here are some additional things we should do to get support for AIX
>> properly integrated into CHICKEN:
>> * update NEWS
>> * update README, section 5 (Platform Issues).  We should add a note
>>   stating that deployment is not supported on AIX
>> * update manual/Deployment: add a note stating that deployment is not
>>   supported on AIX
> * add the Makefile to the distribution/manifest file
> :)

Indeed. :-)

> I've done all these things you mentioned above, and signed off this
> patch.  As per our development process, one more CHICKEN Team member
> needs to sign off on my version before it can be pushed.

Excellent.  Thanks a lot.  I pushed the patch.

> I think adding support for AIX is a Good Thing.
>> Finally, none of the current maintainers have access to AIX systems, so
>> we cannot test CHICKEN on it.  Thus, testing CHICKEN on AIX will totally
>> rely on users who have access to AIX systems.
> Yes, just like Haiku, Solaris and Windows :)

I actually test CHICKEN on Windows and Haiku when release candidates are
announced.  It's possible to run them on virtual machines.  I'd like to
do it more frequently, but it takes quite some time.  I once tried to do
the same for Solaris, but I would have to fill a bunch of forms at the
Oracle web site, so I just gave up.

As far as I know, running AIX on virtual machines is not trivial.  Well,
I don't think a lot of people even have a copy of AIX to start off (I

Best wishes.

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