Subject: Re: emul compat pages?
To: Yuji Yamano <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 09/04/2000 11:30:44
On Sun, Sep 03, 2000 at 10:15:28PM +0900, Yuji Yamano wrote:
> - Acrobat Reader 3 and 4 (print/acroread)
> - Honyaku-no-Ousama POWER+ (japanese/king)
> - Real Player 5 (It is replaced with Real Player 7 now, audio/realplayer7)

Thanks, added.

> Unfortunately, these applications don't work.
> - Shade for Linux Preview Kit (I don't know) 
> - Wnn6 Ver.3 for Linux (Japanese input method)
> - eWnn for Linux (Japanese/English translator)
> - Honyaku-Damasi (Japanese/English translator)
> - Oracle for Linux
> - Ichitaro ARK for Java (Japanese word processor)
> - ApplixWare
> And I tried to run Objectivity/DB Linux on NetBSD/i386 1.5 ALPHA, but
> it doesn't work.

Before adding these, I'd like to know why they fail - is it 

limitations in the installer
missing syscalls
missing /proc entries

Documenting any compatibility the apps want that is not provided now
will help show where more support can be added.

> - VMWare
Added. While I don't know the full list of details, it's certainly a
special case ;-)

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