Subject: Re: [ (ID-number:13812) Petition for Solaris/NetBSD/SPARC Opera]
To: Brian Hechinger <>
From: None <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 06/18/2001 17:57:24
Hi Brian,

> 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.


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> 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,
such a
> 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 <>
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