Subject: Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: (ID-number:13812) Petition for Solaris/NetBSD/SPARC Opera]
To: Brian Hechinger <email@example.com>
From: None <Oliver.Bruckauf@gmx.de>
Date: 06/18/2001 17:57:24
> this is the response i got from opera. what works better in NetBSD?
> Linux emulation or Solaris emulation? if Solaris then this is a win,
> we will just have to bug them every once in a while for a *BSD version.
Linux emulation will only work on i386 and Solaris emulation only on Sparcs.
So what works for you will depend on the platform you think about.
> also, "Seeing as Opera has been reported as running fine under Linux
> emulation" is this true of Linux/Sparc or Linux/i386?
I think they're talking FreeBSD/i386 emulating Linux/i386 here.
> i'm just glad i won't have to use IE5/Netscape on my workstation anymore!!
Given the topic of this list I would assume that you're thinking of
replacing the browser on some NetBSD/sparc box. So you should wait for their Solaris
release and try to get that running with the Solaris emulation in NetBSD.
> ----- Forwarded message from firstname.lastname@example.org -----
> From: email@example.com
> Subject: (ID-number:13812) Petition for Solaris/NetBSD/SPARC Opera
> You may be happy to learn that we are working on a Solaris port right now.
> It is being tested internally, and we are preparing for a release,
> although it's difficult to give you an exact time frame. A Sparc Solaris
> will probably come before an x86 Solaris version of Opera.
> As for native *BSD versions, I am not sure what the status is there.
> Seeing as Opera has been reported as running fine under Linux emulation,
> port might not be a high priority, but I believe our developers are
> considering it.
> Best regards,
> Håvard K. Moen
> Technical Service Consultant
> Opera Software <www.opera.com>
> ----- End forwarded message -----