Subject: Re: emul compat pages?
To: Claus Andersen <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 09/04/2000 17:47:32
>I think the table ( will be smaller and
>easier to read than what you have at
> - I find the
>"long" listing rather annoying but have to admit it is a pure question of

i don't really have any comments on the table or the list (they both
have advantages and disadvantages), but there's one thing that does
bother me: the use of "IBCS2" and "BSDI" interchangeably.  you have
IBCS2 under "Which OSs can I emulate" and BSDI (i386/netscape) under
"Which applications".

maybe i'm wrong (please tell me if i am), but i always thought of
IBCS2 as an executable format (or something like that) and BSDI as an
operating system.

if BSDI and IBCS2 are the same thing, please use only one.  if BSDI is
an instance of the use of IBCS2, please note that.  if IBCS2 implies
only BSDI in the "emulation" section, please note that also.  clearly
linux is linux, freebsd is freebsd, and solaris is solaris.  IBCS2 is
only BSDI by case of elimination, since it can't be sco (they're
listed separately in the same section).

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