Subject: Re: Netscape, where can a port be found?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Guenther Grau <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/17/1998 18:56:44
Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Jul 1998, Brian Beaulieu wrote:
> >On Thu, Jul 16, 1998 at 09:53:46AM -0400, Abraham J. Stephens wrote:
> >> Where can I find a port of Netscape (4.x) for a sparc? I have found SunOS
> >> binaries, but I don't have the required libraries to execute them.
> >
> >You don't.  Compile your kernel with SYSVR4 binary compatibility and read the
> >man page on setting up the environment (solairs libs etc)
>   I'd recommend the SunOS Netscape binary over the Solaris one.  It's much more
> stable...dunno if its Netscape or the SVR4 emulation...

Well, the Solaris version crashes pretty often on Solaris, so it might
be the SVR4 emulation. If you want to try the Solaris version, go and
get the latest Communicator-4.5beta1. I just got it a couple of days ago
and it hasn't crashed a single time (knock on wood :-)

It does have some really small bugs left, but at least it seems to be
really stable. It seems that they finally realized that less bloated,
stable software is more important than having a zillion features
crash on you every couple of minutes.