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Re: Bug#906016: transition: gjs built with mozjs60

On Mon, 2018-12-24 at 12:01 +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Dec 2018 at 16:29:31 +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> > Can we postpone the decision until after the holidays? Then I have enough
> > time for trying to whip up a patch.
> That seems fine, but please note that most of the changes necessary to
> remove gjs from s390x happened some time ago (in late September and early
> October); so if you are able to make mozjs60 work correctly on s390x,
> we will likely already need to revert some changes to bring it back.
> If the d-i maintainers remove gjs/GNOME Shell on s390x and then you
> subsequently get mozjs60 working on s390x, the list of changes to revert
> to bring back gjs/s390x just becomes slightly longer.
> I'm also not at all sure whether the GNOME Shell environment works
> on s390x hardware, which as far as I know doesn't have either a
> Mesa-supported GPU or the llvmpipe driver - if it never worked then we
> aren't actually losing anything. Presumably s390 porters would have a
> better idea of what works and what doesn't.

IBM Z (why do they keep renaming it?) supports PCI Express now, so I
think it's *possible* to install a Mesa-supported GPU, if unlikely.


Ben Hutchings
It is impossible to make anything foolproof
because fools are so ingenious.

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