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OpenSolaris on SPARC progress

Dave Miner
Sr. Principal Software Engineer
One of the principal whines about the OpenSolaris distro from the existing Solaris community has been that it doesn't support SPARC. As we discussed in the roadmap presentation last month, it's planned for future releases, and one of our interns has recently published his work this summer on porting the distro to SPARC. Chris did a really great job on this, and while it's a ways from being done enough to release, his blog entries about the work are a good read. Check 'em out!

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  • Pete Thursday, July 24, 2008

    Well, I wouldn't go as far as calling it a "whine". More likely, it's a sincere request from a dedicated community called "SPARC, on which we're used to things "just working" like jumpstart and OBP instead of turning into a science project where buggy BIOS'es like to get in the way. But good to see progress is being made.


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