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From janI <>
Subject Re: Use AOO under IBM AIX?
Date Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:56:18 GMT
On 29 July 2013 23:13, Marcus (OOo) <> wrote:

> Am 07/29/2013 10:48 PM, schrieb Jörg Schmidt:
>>  From: Marcus (OOo) []
>>  Any AOO binary cannot be installed on AIX as it is not optimized and
>>> compiled for this operating system. That means first at least one
>>> developer has to port AOO to AIX.
>> Just out of interest:
>> How much work is this? Some man-days or more?
>> ("man-days" means the german "Manntage")
> That I wrote "a least one developer" was more a joke. Forget days or
> weeks, think in many, many months. And don't forget that this has to be
> tested by the developer first before a QA tester is testing it again. This
> needs also a lot of time. We want to offer quality, won't we? :-)

+1, I can only add, that my last port job took 1 manmonth (30manntage) and
was not nearly as big as AOO.

The problem wth aix is  that is tried to cope with all standards at one
time. Just a simple example, you would need to get jre6 and jre7 running in
parallel on a aix box.

The second problem is that the S/390 flavour and the risc flavour of aix
bear the same name, but the kernels are hugely different (just about as
identical as windows8 and macOS), but that is normally something only
developers see.

The S/390 flavour used to support virtualbox and kvm (my info is about 3
years old), and that could be the hero of the day, with vx your would be
able to run eg windows7 and install a normal instance of AOO.

jan I.

> Marcus
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