Subject: Re: misc/19820: SPARC trademarks fixes for the NetBSD on-line
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Igor Sobrado <email@example.com>
Date: 01/13/2003 20:38:24
> it wasn't "dropped" after 2.1. the solaris 2.1/x86 tree was competely
> separate from the tree for sparc. they were more like random linux ports
> in this regard. it was not until solaris 2.4 that they got the tree
> merged and were able to release again. also note that 2.1/x86 came out
> only a very short time (weeks) before 2.2/sparc did.
I was not aware about the internals of Solaris 2.1/x86. But they did
a great job merging the code on both platforms. Hopefully, when they
release a patch it is available in both platforms at same time.
About Solaris 2.1/x86 as random linux ports... it looks like they
recovered that developing model in Solaris 8, but now in both x86
and SPARC platforms. ;-)
How curious they call it "Linux" when they are providing a lot of Gnu/Linux
software (that most times is not required because Solaris has very nice
replacements for it) except the kernel itself!
> also, luke knows sunos 4, 5 and sparc hardware in general pretty well :-)
I do not doubt it! :-)
Igor Sobrado, UK34436 - firstname.lastname@example.org