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David Golden
February 21, 2014 13:56
Re: EBCDIC support is on the chopping block
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On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 6:29 PM, Craig A. Berry <> wrote:
> There aren't dedicated resources for any other platform as far as I
> can tell, so that's a bit of a double standard.  "Consistently
> available" might be a bit more reasonable.

I'm being nitpicky here, but we *do* have dedicated resources for at
least Linux (e.g. Jenkins build bot) and many other OSes (e.g.
Test::Smoke smokers), depending on how exactly you define "dedicated".
 I define that as "not dependent on someone's round tuits".  Andreas'
"blead breaks CPAN" smokers would be another example of what I
consider "dedicated" resources.

But, I also agree that "consistently available" is a better standard
for minimal OS support.  For example, Craig is an absolute hero in my
book for finding round tuits to try stuff (and fix stuff) on VMS with
pretty quick turnaround.

We want "dedicated".  We can accept "consistently available".


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