Back to OpenSolaris (and DBX)
By user13338421 on Oct 02, 2009
A few months ago I got a new laptop (unibody MacBook Pro) and I decided to stay with Mac OS X because of two main reasons: Broadcom WiFi and the touchpad. Everything looked very slick and worked, obviously, out-of-the-box. A perfect OS for private use.
But developing on that OS is a pain in the... Apple's GDB drives me nuts! It was crashing every now and then and was 95% of the time not able to call simple C++ instance methods. Completely useless!!!
I filed a few bugs in Apple's Radar and tried to get the FSF guys to support Darwin in their GDB. Some help in both cases, but nothing I could really use.
So, yesterday I decided to bite the bullet, install OpenSolaris again, use NDIS Wrapper for the Broadcom WiFi and to give the xorg-input-synaptics package of SFE a try for the touchpad. The first one is working flawlessly, but only in 32-bit mode. That means I can't test 64-bit HotSpot locally. Well, I can live with that for some time. I didn't have time to try the second one yet but I hope it works.
Glad to be back.