Opened 11 years ago
Last modified 8 months ago
#9487 needs_review defect
List "supported platforms" accurately and in a single place
Reported by: | drkirkby | Owned by: | mvngu |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix |
Component: | documentation | Keywords: | sd32 |
Cc: | jhpalmieri, rlm, mariah, GeorgSWeber, pjeremy, leif, mkoeppe, slelievre | Merged in: | |
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Description (last modified by )
As has been noted several times before, the list of "supported platforms" for Sage varies depending on what particular file/web-page you read. Different sources which include a list of supported platforms include:
- README.txt
- http://www.sagemath.org/doc/installation/source.html
- http://wiki.sagemath.org/SupportedPlatforms
A proposal of mine is at
http://wiki.sagemath.org/suggested-for-supported-platforms
which is based on the method used by Mathworks for MATLAB in their list of System Requirements for Linux. Mathworks break "supported" into two lists.
- List systems which MATLAB is tested on, and so they can give good support. (In this case, exact version numbers are listed e.g. Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, 9.04, and 9.10)
- List systems on which MATLAB should work, but which they don't test.
I generalised that to four for Sage,
- Fully supported (Sage is always tested on every system in this list before a release is made)
- Expected to work
- Probably will not work, but porting is ongoing
- Will not work and porting will require substantial effort
The first two are basically the same as Mathworks use. The last two are applicable to Sage, but not for a closed source system like MATLAB.
It would be good if the list could be maintained in such a way that there are not several different sources giving a different list of "supported" systems.
Dave
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- Summary changed from Have an acurate description of what "supported platforms" are, and have one list - not numerous different ones. to List "supported platforms" accurately and in a single place
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I think we can close this ticket as outdated. README.md
and the installation manual are in good shape; and since version 9.0, the release tours have a section in the end that talk about the version-specific details of tested platforms.
Did anyone have any comments on this? Several people have added themselves to the 'cc' list, but so far I have had little or no feedback.