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Re: what platforms are you testing on?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: what platforms are you testing on?
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:53:42 -0700
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On 10/16/2016 11:43 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
There are surely others, but none of HP-UX, IRIX, OSF/1. I think those
are approaching irrelevance, if they are not officially there already.

Although IRIX and OSF/1 are dead, it's too early to write HP-UX's obituary. HP is still shipping new Itanium hardware and has announced plans to migrate its servers to Intel's Kittson chips next year, as well as to migrate HP-UX to x86-64. My guess is that HP-UX will be a reasonable porting target for another decade or so, possibly longer if the x86-64 port takes hold.

To answer Bruno's question, I generally use recent Fedora or Ubuntu on x86-64, but can also test on RHEL 6 x86-64, Solaris 10 sparc, Solaris 11 x86-64, and AIX 7.1 on POWER64.

My source for HP-UX:

Sayer P. HPE's Itanium server refresh should come in mid-2017. PC World 2016-07-21. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3098504/data-center/hpes-itanium-server-refresh-should-come-in-mid-2017.html

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