[rescue] Sparc based distro's - WAS:Re: Martin is at it again

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Sat Jun 1 21:06:29 CDT 2013

On Sat, 2 Jun 2013, Jerry Kemp wrote:

> I do too.
> <rant mode on>
> I really do not understand the reluctance to produce Sparc compiles from
> the various *Solaris based distro's.  I can't tell you all the times I
> heard from Sun that Sparc and x86/x64 were compiled from the same source
> code tree.
> I take a little bit of that back, I could understand issues at the
> hardware/driver level.

Yes.  That's easy to solve though: have a separate kernel tree!

> </rant mode off>
> I do network and Unix administration for a living.  I am not a
> developer, although I appreciate all the work that has been done with
> all the different *Solaris based distro's.
> Can anyone explain to me, from a high level, what exactly the difficulty
> is in kicking out a Sparc based distro?  Or was Sun lying to us all along?

I highly doubt there's much of one.  For some reason a lot of the distros 
like to hump windows boxen all day long it appears.

> Constructive comments appreciated.
> Jerry
> On 06/ 1/13 08:41 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:
>> It is the only thing keeping me on the last build of OpenSolaris.  I
>> really hope he got a chance to work on them!
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