Excerpts from Bryan Chan's message of 2015-06-24 08:29 +10:00:
Dan Horák <dan(a)danny.cz> wrote on 2015-06-23 02:31:23 PM:
> On Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:52:41 -0400
> Filipe Miranda <fmiranda(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> > This can be addressed maybe by IBM, by offering build systems to
> > help developers test their packages.
> Ack, that's something for IBM, from Red Hat side it would require
> providing RHEL for System z subscriptions to such devel systems.
> Currently we have one public guest running Fedora available to the
> community, so it should be solvable. In addition to real HW there are 2
> solutions capable running current Linux distributions under emulation.
Dan, could you elaborate on the emulation aspect? Do you mean IBM zPDT
and Hercules? I am curious if you are using emulation in the build farm
IBM is currently engaging open-source software companies to encourage
support for the platform. IBM partners can essentially get access to
hardware for development purposes at a discount.
For the community, we have a program called Community Development
System for Linux on z, whereby open source projects can sign up for
free access to Linux guests on our z Systems (for a limited time):
During registration, you can request a RHEL installation. I am not
sure whether it comes with a RHN subscription.
Other community hardware access options are now being considered, and
I hope something more streamlined can be announced soon.
One possibility is to make some z/VM guests available to approved Fedora
contributors using beaker.fedoraproject.org
, the same way that Red Hat
engineers can use our internal Beaker instance to reserve z/VM guests.
I would love to see the arches that people don't have at home, like
ppc64 and aarch64, on beaker.fedoraproject.org
The only big unresolved issue with beaker.fedoraproject.org
right now is
how to hook up FAS authentication. I haven't had a chance to figure that
Dan Callaghan <dcallagh(a)redhat.com>
Senior Software Engineer, Products & Technologies Operations
Red Hat, Inc.