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From: Martin Bonner (Martin.Bonner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-04 05:35:14

From: Joaquin M Lopez Munoz

> Beman Dawes <bdawes <at>> writes:
>> In proposing additions, please remember that each added compiler
>> costs us resources such as developer's time, and that our
>> regression report processing system is easy to overload. Also,
>> we won't accept a new platform unless someone is willing to run
>> *daily* regression tests for it.
> I'd like to bring the following idea for discussion: Besides
> mainstream platforms, additional, more exotic platforms can be
> provisionally included into the supported set *provided that*
> they are associated to a volunteer *platform champion*. A platform
> champion will
[snip - "ensure the platform works"]

> If the champion resigns or is not able to keep a high quality
> level on the platform, the platform is dropped.
> Does this make sense?

It sounds like an absolutely /excellent/ plan to me. Apart from
anything else, it formalizes what somebody needs to do in order to get
their favourite platform supported.

Martin Bonner
Senior Software Engineer/Team Leader
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