HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history

Alex Keahan alex at hightemplar.com
Sat Jun 26 03:50:33 PDT 2004

On Saturday 26 Jun 2004 12:32 pm, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> The ibcs2 and svr4 compatibility code has outlived their useful lives,
> mainly because their target platforms are practically extinct.

Is Solaris/x86 supported by ibcs2 or svr4?   Solaris/x86 is being actively
developed by Sun and is far from extinct.

> They will be eliminated from -current in the coming week, unless very
> compelling reasons to the contrary are put on the table.

- Latest Java SDKs for Solaris/x86
- Forte C/C++ optimising compilers for Solaris/x86 (which may some day
be used to compile FreeBSD kernel)
- Sun ONE servers for Solaris/x86 (e.g. iPlanet LDAP)
- Oracle for Solaris/x86
- Numerous third-party applications for SCO and Solaris/x86
(e.g. backup solutions)

Alex Keahan

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