[rescue] Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying

Meelis Roos mroos at linux.ee
Thu Dec 1 16:15:19 CST 2016

> I wonder what that means for SPARC.  Didn't Oracle just launch the 
> SPARC S7 servers this summer?  The rumor says that Solaris is ending 
> because of the cloud push, but Oracle just launched Solaris on S7 in 
> their cloud this past summer as well.

On recent interesting trend that I have noticed is a group or Oracle 
devcelopers working on sparclinux. First there were 2-3 devs asking 
questions and sending patches, but the number has clearly grown.

Maybe Oracle sees Linux as the future for its SPARC OS? In that case, 
they have a of work to do, for many corner cases, performance tweaks and 
normal QA. Solaris has been notalke for its engineering and QA, Linux 
has been more random at that.

Meelis Roos (mroos at linux.ee)

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