Subject: Re: Netscape, where can a port be found?
To: Guenther Grau <>
From: Abraham J. Stephens <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/17/1998 15:14:43
> 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
> not
> 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.

	Hmm, the FreeBSD binaries I have of 4.5 (on an i386) are crashing
right and left.. I've had it for about a hour... Anyway thanks for your
help, I'll look into recompiling when I'm in the office on Monday...