[rescue] Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Thu Dec 1 15:17:32 CST 2016

On 12/01/2016 05:15 PM, Meelis Roos wrote:
> 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.

If Oracle is putting money into Linux on SPARC, I expect the purpose is 
internal use in the Oracle Cloud offerings, not a product for customers.

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