Re: [PATCH] Add native windows on arm64 support

From: Anthony Roberts <anthony(dot)roberts(at)linaro(dot)org>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter(at)eisentraut(dot)org>, Daniel Gustafsson <daniel(at)yesql(dot)se>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Mike Holmes <mike(dot)holmes(at)linaro(dot)org>, Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, Thomas Munro <thomas(dot)munro(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>, Lina Iyer <lina(dot)iyer(at)linaro(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add native windows on arm64 support
Date: 2023-09-19 12:35:17
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This was covered earlier in the thread - I have taken this on in Niyas'

Was there an explicit request for something there? I was under the
impression that this was all just suggestion/theory at the moment.


On 19/09/2023 09:33, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On 14.09.23 11:39, Daniel Gustafsson wrote:
>>> On 13 Sep 2023, at 21:12, Peter Eisentraut <peter(at)eisentraut(dot)org>
>>> wrote:
>>> On 31.08.23 06:44, Tom Lane wrote:
>>>> I agree.  I'm really uncomfortable with claiming support for
>>>> Windows-on-ARM if we don't have a buildfarm member testing it.
>>>> For other platforms that have a track record of multiple
>>>> hardware support, it might not be a stretch ... but Windows was
>>>> so resolutely Intel-only for so long that "it works on ARM" is
>>>> a proposition that I won't trust without hard evidence. There
>>>> are too many bits of that system that might not have gotten the
>>>> word yet, or at least not gotten sufficient testing.
>>>> My vote for this is we don't commit without a buildfarm member.
>>> I think we can have a multi-tiered approach, where we can commit
>>> support but consider it experimental until we have buildfarm coverage.
>> If it's experimental it should probably be behind an opt-in flag in
>> autoconf/meson, or be reverted by the time REL_17_STABLE branches unless
>> coverage has materialized by then.
> The author's email is bouncing now, due to job change, so it's
> unlikely we will see any progress on this anymore.  I am setting it to
> returned with feedback.

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