Sun developers can't use the latest Solaris

This is an issue that's been near and dear to my heart for a long time because it seems like a solvable problem. If you develop software that has to run on Solaris 8, you essentially have to develop it on Solaris 8. If you develop it on Solaris 10, you'll fight a constant battle with changing runtime linker dependencies and possibly even changing compiler defaults. Greg Nakhimovsky has a good writeup on this: http://developers.sun.com/solaris/articles/developing_new_solaris.html
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Can you run a Solaris 8 zone under Solaris 10? I don't know the answer, but....

Posted by Geoff Arnold on October 11, 2004 at 05:12 AM PDT #

Geoff, a zone is a virtualization of the host OS, so alas a zone on Solaris 10 can only be Solaris 10.

Posted by grahamm on October 11, 2004 at 06:38 AM PDT #

No you can't. You have the same Operating System instance running all zones.

Posted by Alan Hargreaves on October 11, 2004 at 09:14 AM PDT #

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