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Re: [wmvs] Prerequisites, Minimum Versions, Platforms?

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 13:58:54 +0200
To: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r02010300-1035-F497C8D703E911D98FFD0030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

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Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi> wrote:

>[…] it's possible that you did not have anything directly to do with the
>[mod_perl support] borkage :)

Well, there's a first time for everything I guess. :-)


>IMHO, the most important points in platform etc requisites are:
>what is the runtime environment for the production service at v.w.o as
>well as what do the active developers/testers have conveniently
>available and are comfortable working with.

Ok, I'll take that as the summary of the group's opinion on the topic.

I personally don't think it's ambitious enough, but since I don't stand a
chance in hell of doing that bit alone I'll defer to the consensus.


That spells for the near term that I'll target my bleeding edge Fedora during
development, fix any borkage for the variant of Debian running on qa-dev, and
cross the bridge of getting it running on v.w.o when it comes time to release.


>BTW, does anybody know whether the Perl requirement is actually 5.8.0+
>or let's say 5.8.4+?  I've heard some bad things about early 5.8.x Perls
>and Unicode.

I don't know, but I would suspect «x» in «5.8.x» to be > 0, at least. But if
we start with a requirement for 5.8.0 we can up it and document the reason if
and when we get any concrete feedback on it.


- -- 
These are the same customers you are referring to whom Microsoft thought
would need MS Bob and the Talking Paperclip?   One thing is to give them
enough rope to hang themselves,  but a boobytrapped thermonuclear weapon
running on a rand(time) countdown... Is that really wise? - Me to MS rep.

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