Target OS list? (Was: RE: The libevent issue (Was: Re: checking in))

Daniel Poirot dtpoirot at
Thu Nov 26 11:50:31 UTC 2015

I am not here to rain on anyone's parade!

The sooner there is a high fidelity test suite and formal acceptance test, the sooner the "level B's" can help themselves!

I have Solaris and OpenVMS in a VM but never found AIX or HP-UX.

- Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Atwood [mailto:fallenpegasus at] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 11:29 PM
To: esr at; Daniel Poirot
Cc: devel at
Subject: Re: Target OS list? (Was: RE: The libevent issue (Was: Re: checking in))

On November 25, 2015 at 8:41:58 PM, Eric S. Raymond (esr at wrote:
> Daniel Poirot :
> > I would expect a favorable reception in the Solaris camp but there 
> > is little else in the vendor UNIX world still around. The giants - 
> > Irix, Ultrix, HP-UX and AIX - are all but gone.
> I had the impression AIX and HP-UX were still ponderable, though declining.

HP sells a *lot* of expensive support contracts for HP-UX, for OpenVMS, and for Tandem Nonstop.

I have it as a level B priority to get build lab accounts on those OSes into our buildbot farm, and then lean on my friends at IBM to do the same for AIX and for Z.

The reason this is even thinkable is that they all at least claim to have a POSIX compliant OS API.


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