Bailing on Solaris?
spawk at acm.poly.edu
Tue Jan 25 23:46:58 UTC 2011
I think support for the hardware is pretty good, and more is constantly
being added. I have 7.x and 8.x running on Ultra 5s and E450s doing
various things. No major complaints. Some third-party software, as found
in the ports tree, lags behind i386 and amd64 for obvious reasons, but
the popular stuff works fine. In terms of five years down the line, I'm
not sure what the current lack of clang/LLVM in the base system for that
architecture means for it in the long term.
On 01/25/11 17:32, John Jackson wrote:
> Sooo, how many other people have come here lately because they are
> ready to bail on Solaris? Ooops, I mean Oracle??? :(
>> From what I can see so far, it looks like FreeBSD has solid and still
> healthy support for Sparc platforms? I'm trying to decide where to
> jump to, since Oracle seems like it's accellerating toward death for
> Solaris as I've come to gladly know it over the last 5 years or so.
> Does anyone want to email me their opinion on using FreeBSD on Sun
> hardware? I've got 4 Sunfire 280R's that I've been planning on
> putting into service for the next 5 years or so..
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