[erlang-questions] Query: Status of Erlang on AIX.

Andreas Hillqvist <>
Tue Dec 4 14:58:53 CET 2007


Thank for your answer.

Maybe the question should be more general:
How would it be possible to extend the test to more platforms?

I do not want to increase your workload. So maybe the Erlang community
could contribute.
Running adapting and running test cases on other platforms.
The process might even be automated, monitoring a repository, when
source or test cases are updated, the tests are run again and the
result is reported back.
Maybe not as often as nightly, but maybe once a week, month or release.

Are the "regular tests" accessible somewhere? If not, shouldn't they
at least be accessible for an open source project?

Maybe some crazy ideas from someone who don't know what he is talking about. ;-)


Kind regards
Andreas Hillqvist

2007/12/4, Kenneth Lundin <>:
> On 12/4/07, Andreas Hillqvist <> wrote:
> > Would it be a possibility to simulate hardware using some sort of full
> > system simulation platform, like Virtutech Simics?
> Possible yes, probably.
> Slower execution for sure a factor of at least 10 or more slower.
> We want our test to be completed during the night which they are now
> but not with a big marginal on certain platforms.
> A slower execution will make this impossible.
> > Why not use "virtual hardware" for all platform tests. Wouldn't  this
> > make life simpler for you?
> It is the time it takes to maintain all platforms and the setup of
> tests and build
> on these that is cruical together with the follow up on test results.
> I don't think the use of virtual HW will make life simpler for us.
> Virtutech Simics is not for free AFAIK so we would not save much or
> anything compared with real HW.
>
> /Kenneth
>
> >
> >
> > Kind regards
> > Andreas Hillqvist
> >
> > 2007/12/3, Kenneth Lundin <>:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Unfortunately we can't say that AIX is supported.
> > > We run regular tests on a multitude of OS:es and CPU architectures but
> > > AIX is not one of them.
> > > The reasons are:
> > > 1) We don't have a machine running AIX.
> > > 2) We have not prioritized AIX since we have not picked up many
> > > signals from customers beeing interested in AIX.
> > >
> > > I am not negative towards AIX, but we have no experience regarding that OS.
> > > I suggest you build and run on AIX and try to solve the problems or report them
> > > on this list. I only foresee minor problems.
> > >
> > > /Kenneth Erlang/OTP team at Ericsson
> > >
> > >
> > > On 12/3/07, Alex Arnon <> wrote:
> > > > Hi All,
> > > >
> > > > We are interested in deploying software written in Erlang on AIX platforms
> > > > (some older than others, others new). I would like to ask, then:
> > > > - Is AIX supported? The relevant OS versions are both 4.x and 5.x (hopefully
> > > > AIX 6 will be deployed within the next 6 months).
> > > > - Are there caveats, such as "ODBC/Java/SSL is not supported"/"compile with
> > > > toolchain X"?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance,
> > > > Alex.
> > > >
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