[cfarm-users] Installing emacs on GCC119/AIX

Jonathan Wakely jwakely.gcc at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 16:38:42 CEST 2017

On 11 October 2017 at 15:29, CM Graff wrote:
>> I can install GNU/Linux and BSDs on commodity hardware in a VM,
> Very few of us need more VMs. And by that logic one could test AIX
> inside of a VM.

Are you sure about that?

> I understand that corporate loyalty is important in
> these strange times but no need to eschew logic.

I have no corporate loyalty to IBM.

>> Debugging obscure AIX bugs without access to those systems is impossible.
> The word "obscure" is indeed relevant.
> What is done with donations should be decided by the group. I know

Is "the group" paying the electricity costs for running those IBM servers?

I don't think you understand how this works.

> that IBM is offering bounties to fix such issues and perhaps that is a
> nice way for developers to make some money on the side. However, most
> of us actually need more arm and mips boards, of which are quite

Why would IBM donate that hardware? Complain to ARM vendors instead.

> inexpensive. As it is, the test runs I do on powerpc mean very little
> to my target developer audience. I list them purely for novelty to
> show efficacy.

Good for you, thanks for sharing.

>> If you don't want to use the AIX machine then don't use it
> I indeed log out instantaneously upon getting the AIX server message
> if I happen to accidentally wander onto one of the machines

Good for you, thanks for sharing.

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