Subject: Re: when will 1.4.1 be ready and does it in ELF format
To: Chan Yiu Wah <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/25/1999 09:40:36
On Sun, Jul 25, 1999 at 12:09:15PM +0800, Chan Yiu Wah wrote:

> Having visit the, I found that NetBSD-1.4.1 is there. I would
> like to know ... is it in ELF format ? Thanks

Depends on architecture.

in 1.4.1, as in 1.4:

.if ${MACHINE_ARCH} == "alpha" || \
    ${MACHINE_ARCH} == "mipsel" || ${MACHINE_ARCH} == "mipseb" || \
    ${MACHINE_ARCH} == "powerpc" || \
    ${MACHINE_ARCH} == "sparc64"

1.4.1 is no major release, so there are no major changes, but mostly bug

However, this is the native format only.

E.g, the 32bit sparc can use EXEC_ELF and COMPAT_SVR4 options to the kernel
to execute Solaris ELF binaries.
i386 can execute Linux ELF binaries with EXEC_ELF and COMPAT_LINUX.