HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Sat Jun 26 17:05:07 PDT 2004
In message: <20040626161752.GA10846 at cat.robbins.dropbear.id.au>
Tim Robbins <tjr at freebsd.org> writes:
: 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.
Unless there's someone actively maintaining it and can confirm that it
still works, it is a big drag on our time. If someone is actively
using the things, and can make sure things stay working, that would be
different. As near as I've been able to see, no such person exists.
Feel free to prove me wrong.
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