HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history

Miguel Mendez flynn at energyhq.es.eu.org
Sat Jun 26 04:00:03 PDT 2004

On Sat, 26 Jun 2004 13:36:25 +0300
Alex Keahan <alex at hightemplar.com> wrote:


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

Solaris/x86 is a niche product. And Sun seems to change their mind about
Sol/x86 every other week. (They also do that wrt opensourcing java and

> - Latest Java SDKs for Solaris/x86

Use the linux version?

> - Forte C/C++ optimising compilers for Solaris/x86 (which may some day
> be used to compile FreeBSD kernel)

As someone who has used that one, I'd rather use Intel's ICC. Forte's
not that a great compiler.

> - Sun ONE servers for Solaris/x86 (e.g. iPlanet LDAP)

Again, Linux versions.

> - Oracle for Solaris/x86

Same as above.

> - Numerous third-party applications for SCO and Solaris/x86
> (e.g. backup solutions)

All enterprise apps from Legato/Veritas/whathaveyou have Linux versions.

Now, having Solaris compat on *Sparc*, that can be useful, but on x86?
Not by a long shot.

	Miguel Mendez <flynn at energyhq.es.eu.org>
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