HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history
tjr at freebsd.org
Sat Jun 26 10:22:29 PDT 2004
On Sat, Jun 26, 2004 at 07:50:38PM +0300, Alex Keahan wrote:
> On Saturday 26 Jun 2004 7:17 pm, Tim Robbins wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 26, 2004 at 05:43:20PM +0200, Cordula's Web wrote:
> > > > > > - Numerous third-party applications for SCO and Solaris/x86
> > > > > > (e.g. backup solutions)
> > > > >
> > > > > Maple V for Solaris/x86.
> > > >
> > > > Is something wrong with Maple for Linux? (Which is up to version 9.5,
> > > > looks as if.)
> > >
> > > No license. Gatuitously dropping backward compatibility support for
> > > commercial software is rude, to say the least... Where was that old
> > > Solaris/x86 HDD now?. Yuck. :-(
> > No, it's realistic. Maintaining SVR4/i386 compatibility is not a good use
> > of developer resources considering how few people use it.
> What happened to "if it ain't broken, don't axe it"?
The kernel's internal interfaces change; security bugs are discovered.
Someone has to keep the code up to date, and the people who end up doing
the work are *not* the people who advocate keeping the code around.
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