Feature #18491


Drop support for IBM AIX and HP UX

Added by peterzhu2118 (Peter Zhu) 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

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There's code in Ruby for IBM AIX and HP UX (macros _AIX and __hpux), but we don't test on these systems nor do we have testing machines. IBM AIX's maintainer is listed as @kanemoto (Yutaka Kanemoto) and HP UX does not have a maintainer. Are these systems still actively maintained? Are there users of Ruby on these systems? Can we drop support for them?

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Related to Ruby master - Feature #15894: Remove support for IA64Closedioquatix (Samuel Williams)Actions
Actions #1

Updated by ngoto (Naohisa Goto) 4 months ago

Updated by ngoto (Naohisa Goto) 4 months ago

About HP-UX:
Ruby already dropped support for IA-64 (Itanium) CPU architecture ( Feature #15894 ) on which HP-UX runs.
About older architecture, PA-RISC, end of support date of PA-RISC servers were 2013. (References: )
So, it seems it is OK to drop support for HP-UX.

About AIX:
It seems that the last bug report about AIX was in Apr 2021 (Bug #17787 ), only 9 month ago.
It is suggested that there may be active users.
I hope we can continue support it, if that is not too difficult.

Updated by peterzhu2118 (Peter Zhu) 4 months ago

I see. Thanks @ngoto (Naohisa Goto)! I'll drop support for HP-UX and keep support for AIX.

Actions #4

Updated by peterzhu2118 (Peter Zhu) 4 months ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Applied in changeset git|ffda21b7ba451b8fd874e9c8c2162c55053caa1e.

[Feature #18491] Drop support for HP-UX

IA64 support was dropped in ticket #15894, so we can drop support for


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