Subject: Re: Sun 3y?
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 10/27/1996 12:19:25
Sun's interest in the 3000UX was rather that Amiga Unix was a fully functional
SVR4, briefly compliant with the ABI (but changed slightly due to a gcc bug),
and was a *damn* good implementation... They were going to take advantage of
the ABI to guarantee compatability, trade a few drivers, and end up with
Solaris 2 for the Sun 3 series.

Commodore backed out because they wanted to get more money, and Sun decided 
not to do the port themselves.

This is probably one of the more vivid examples of why commodore died; to this
day, many of us still suspect that the management was bought, rather than
merely stupid.

It is a shame; Amiga Unix was probably the best SVR4 I've ever used, modulo
a couple of bugs which would have been fixed if they hadn't fired all of the
developers.  A *nice* system, and one of the few commercial Unices to ship
standard with a wide selection of GNU tools.