[Development] Proposing to add (CPU) architecture maintainers

Marius Kittler mkittler at suse.de
Wed Aug 3 17:52:09 CEST 2022

Am Mittwoch, 3. August 2022, 16:35:16 CEST schrieb Thiago Macieira:
> POWER and S/390 are very IBM-specific. They're still active, but I don't
> think we have much relevance in that market. And Sparc has ceased being
> active. For those three I don't think we can hope to expect any kind of
> performance improvements. And since we don't have them in the CI at all, we
> can't even confirm they still build. I think they will go to the "we'll
> accept patches" bin, as opposed to Alpha patches.

SUSE Linux Enterprise is supporting PowerPC and s390x and that's also tested 
in an automated way. Those tests are covering Qt as well (by testing KDE and 
various Qt applications).

I cannot provide any links for SLES testing because it is internal. However, 
the openSUSE distribution is built for those architectures as well and there 
is a small amount of tests visible in openSUSE's openQA instance.

For instance, that's how Plasma and Qt Designer look on ppc64le:

I could not find that graphical test scenario for s390x on the public instance 
but that's how the installer (that also uses Qt) looks on s390x:

Actually it is not very exciting to see these screenshots because it looks 
just like on x86_64 :-)

Note that those tests are conducted regularly, see https://
openqa.opensuse.org/group_overview/4 and https://openqa.opensuse.org/

I suppose that the Qt project does not provide a CI for those archs is not 
generally a problem. Distributors like (open)SUSE nevertheless make it work 
and also invest their own effort into testing.

Best Regards

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