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Re: Deprecating OS support

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Deprecating OS support
Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2022 15:43:34 -0400
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On Sat, 2022-10-01 at 15:26 -0400, rsbecker@nexbridge.com wrote:
> > I'm not familiar with the project names so can you be clear about
> > which port(s) are used by HPE NonStop?  Do both of these efforts
> > refer to the VMS port?
> The NonStop ports would use __TANDEM not VMS.

Hm.  I don't see any code anywhere in GNU make that uses that
preprocessor statement.

> > However, I realize schedules don't always align so if it doesn't
> > work that's OK.
> Timing is a big part of it yes. We cannot use the configure process
> used by GNU Make for various resources, so must manually merge
> changes into our code base and manually modify config.h and Makefiles
> - at least for the Guardian ports. I used to maintain the OSS port
> but that moved over to a different group some years ago. Making it
> all work is a real pain and takes loads of time. We prefer to deal
> with the official release and make it work afterwards. Our changes
> likely not of general interest (handling weird non-POSIX file names,
> strange system variables, process launch differences) so we have not
> submitted them but they are available at GitHub if anyone wants to
> look.

Oh I see; you're maintaining this port outside the main source tree. 
That's fine but then it doesn't really fall into my purview and I won't
say anything about it when I describe which OSs would be deprecated.


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