HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history

Remko Lodder remko at elvandar.org
Sat Jun 26 03:59:04 PDT 2004

Hi Alex,

Alex Keahan wrote:

> 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.

In this particular case i fail to seem the relation with FreeBSD. You 
are talking about Solaris for the I386 platform, what does that have to 
do with FreeBSD? It's like comparing a sheep with a goat, both can walk, 
only one has other options then the other..

>>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)

If solaris has support of building the stuff used in FreeBSD then it's 
not required for FreeBSD having ibsc2 and svr4 onboard.

> - 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)

Still, i fail to see the relation to FreeBSD. Sorry if i misunderstood Alex.


Kind regards,

Remko Lodder                   |remko at elvandar.org
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