Subject: Re: binary compatibility
To: Ethan Gold <email@example.com>
From: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/06/1995 09:12:11
> I've seen that any 680x0 BSD binaries will run under any 680x0 BSD
> system. Is is also true that SunOS 4.1.1 m68k binaries will be compatible?
> if so I can save a lot of time when the macbsd machine comes along.
NetBSD has some SunOS compatibility. I haven't put any strain on it
on the mac port yet because I don't have much need. It does run some
basic SunOS statically-linked binaries. It might run dynamic binaries
if you have the libraries, but you need a license for that ;-)
I have heard that the compatibility is good enough on the Sparc to run
OpenWindows and commercial apps.
If you have a binary that you'd like me to try, contact me privately.
Allen Briggs - end killing - email@example.com ** MacBSD == NetBSD/mac68k **