Better than POSIX?
Posted Mar 17, 2009 19:52 UTC (Tue) by aleXXX
In reply to: Better than POSIX?
Parent article: Better than POSIX?
> I think it also duty of application developers to ensure their
> applications work on POSIX if they are writing UNIX applications.
Sure, sounds reasonable.
But, how to do that ?
Most people have one box around, usually running Linux.
How should they/we test that our software works fine everywhere ?
Ok, one can install a virtual machine and run e.g. FreeBSD or Solaris on
it. Not sure how many people do this in their spare time. At least for me
it's quite at the top of my TODO.
E.g. Kitware has nightly builds and
basically all their software on basically all operating systems, i.e.
Linux, Windows, OSX, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, FreeBSD, QNX and others (here's
the current dashboard for CMake: http://www.cdash.org/CDash/index.php?project=CMake)
But setting this up is quite some effort, you need to find people to host
these builds for you. Not every small project can afford this.
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