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Re: Document reasonable portability targets

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Document reasonable portability targets
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 10:44:41 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-08-04)

Hi Simon,

* Simon Josefsson wrote on Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 10:37:48AM CET:
> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:
> > * Simon Josefsson wrote on Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 10:39:34PM CET:
> >> Btw, there is nothing about Cray UNICOS in your text but there is Cray
> >> platform specific stuff in the gnulib code.  Does anyone know about
> >> status of Cray architectures?
> >
> > FWIW, I don't know about gnulib's level of support of UNICOS, but
> > you can find out at the cray-cyber.org computer museum yourself.

> Per recent discussions about porting platforms, I wonder if computers at
> museums should be a priority.

Oh, I didn't mean to imply they should.  They shouldn't.

> I was mostly thinking about UNICOS in
> general, is it a platform that people build newly developed programs on?

No.  It is a museum piece by now.

> I can't find any recent information about UNICOS at cray.com so I
> suspect it disappeared off the radar some time ago.  We could consider
> removing some old cruft in gnulib if that is the case.

That would make sense, if gnulib aggressively wants to remove old stuff.
Where it works out, you could just declare respective modules as
obsolete (such as is already done with the 'free' one).


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