Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#9487 new defect

Have an acurate description of what "supported platforms" are, and have one list - not numerous different ones.

Reported by: drkirkby Owned by: mvngu
Priority: major Milestone: sage-6.4
Component: documentation Keywords: sd32
Cc: jhpalmieri, rlm, mariah, GeorgSWeber, pjeremy, leif Merged in:
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Description (last modified by drkirkby)

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:

A proposal of mine is at

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.


Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by drkirkby

  • Cc jhpalmieri added

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by drkirkby

  • Cc rlm added

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by drkirkby

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by mariah

  • Cc mariah added

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by GeorgSWeber

  • Cc GeorgSWeber added

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by drkirkby

  • Cc pjeremy leif added

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.

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by was

  • Keywords sd32 added

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Milestone changed from sage-5.11 to sage-5.12

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.1 to sage-6.2

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.2 to sage-6.3

comment:11 Changed 5 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.3 to sage-6.4
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