From: Garrett Cooper <yanegomi@gm...> - 2008-07-22 04:51:52
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From: Philip Koopman <koopman@...>
Date: Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: Ballista project ownership
To: Garrett Cooper <yanegomi@...>
On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 15:37:47 -0700, "Garrett Cooper"
>Hello Prof. Koopman,
> I'm an LTP contributor and am contacting you about the Ballista
>project, because you're still listed as the Principal Investigator for
> My questions are:
> 1. Who now maintains the Ballista project? I ask because I
>found a few compilation issues that should be fixed, and some
>assumptions that were made which should be corrected, in particular
>dealing with cross-compilation, etc.
It is unmaintained, as noted on the distribution web site.
> 2. What's the intended scope / use case for the project -- i.e.
>Linux only, or multi-platform? Seems as if the original intention was
>for multiple platforms, as I gathered from the configure Perl script.
multiple platforms, but it is really old and many of the underlying
tools have changed so much that I doubt the code will run on most
If you want to update it and put it on sourceforge, for example, that
would be fine with me.
> 3. Are any other groups using Ballista at this time or have
>there been any other groups that have expressed an interest in
>Ballista outside of using LTP?
A number of companies started with Ballista and then morphed it to
internal (proprietary) tools I believe. I don't know of anyone
providing a publicly available porting of it.
I appreciate your interest. Ballista is not in our current scope of
work and we don't have resources to maintain/support it.
Forwarding with Phil's permission.