Mapping of Sun Studio information to (new) Oracle Solaris Studio locations



As Sun integration into Oracle progressively "matures", the differences between Sun's approach to product management and Oracle's approach are becoming clearer. Sun customers need a transition path to get to the Oracle model, so I am hoping that the following table is a useful way to capture these differences.
Here is my understanding of upto-date mapping of how these services have changed and where to find additional information about the transition of content and services.
Attribute
Sun
Oracle
Further Reading
Product Name
Sun Studio 12 xxx
Oracle Solaris Studio 12 xxx

Studio landing page
developers.sun.com/sunstudio
Oracle Studio Product page
Use this shorthand vanity URL:
www.oracle.com/goto/solarisstudio
Articles, Technical papers, tutorials
Sun Developer Network (SDN)
Oracle Technical Network (OTN)
Studio OTN page is here
Discussion Forums
forums.sun.com
forums.oracle.com
Studio Forums are here
Forums FAQ is here
Downloads
Sun Download Center (SDLC)
Oracle Software Downloads
Studio is available here

Licensed usage
Software was generally free to download and use in development and deployment
Software is free to  download for development; support required for deployment
\*See Comment below
Is Studio free
Studio was free for developers; support was encouraged for ability to file escalations
Patches were free to download
Studio is free for developers both in development and deployment
Patch download only with support
\*See Comment below
Support stages
EOL= Last day product could be ordered
EOSL = usually support was EOL+5 years
Lifetime support stages:
Premier support
Extended support
Sustaining support (for life)
Read more about it here
Patch download/support location
sunsolve.sun.com
My Oracle Support (MOS)
Start here with planning migratio to MOS
\*Comment: The distinction I was trying to draw between Studio licenses and other Oracle SW is this:
You can use Oracle SW freely in development environments but using it in a deployment (aka production) environments requires a support contract. eg. you can use Solaris freely to develop applications, but if you want to put it on production systems, you need a support contract.
As opposed to this, Studio can be used freely both on development and production systems and you can also ship the runtime libraries that are licensed with Studio in your applications and deploy those applications. You need a support contract if you need support services and/or to download patches. See the following for more details
http://www.oracle.com/us/support/development-tools-080025.html
I should add that this isnt the official word on this, just my interpretation of it; many of the links posted here are indeed the official sites to go to for this information and should provide the necessary channels for this purpose.

Comments:

so you say that support is needed for deployment, we lose the last argument to use it instead Intel compilers.
Intel compilers are available on all platforms (unix, linux, macosx, windows?). But this compiler is very laxist. Sources created with intel compilers rarely compile well with Studio!
Is there any chance to have a particular license in the educ field?

Posted by gerard on December 13, 2010 at 03:11 PM PST #

I was trying to draw this distinction:
Oracle SW in general is free and license for development but needs a support contract to put it into deployment environments.
eg. Solaris is free to download for developers, but if its going to be used in production, it needs a support contract.
In contrast, developers use both development systems as well as production systems (but they are still "developing applications"). We recognize this, so Studio is free and licensed to be used both in development machines as well as production systems (and you dont need a support contract for this). Only support (filing bugs, asking questions, escalating for fixes) and patch downloads require a support contract.
Please take a look at this URL:
http://www.oracle.com/us/support/development-tools-080025.html

Hope that clarifies

Posted by Vijay Tatkar on December 14, 2010 at 12:40 AM PST #

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